Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Yeah, and that someone admitted he didn't know which ones are booted under DADT for pretending to be gay just to get out.
In other words, I disputed findings with someone actually in the military who actually didn't know the answer.
He's telling me what to think, you're trying to rewrite events minutes later, it's like you don't need anybody else to actually participate when you can make up the entire conversation yourselves.
First phase: Immediately after DADT, the numbers exploded. With the military not being allowed to "ask" and the gay not having to "tell," what do you think was the explosion?
Second phase: Post 9/11 saw these numbers dramatically reduce because it was unnoficially no longer acceptable to merely "tell" your way out of service. Are you aware of the "Military Readiness Enhancement Act?" Probably not. Well, it allowed the military to not have to obey DADT in 2005. You can read about this and actually look at a chart of DADT numbers since its inception to see exacrtly what I have been trying to tell you.
Don't ask, don't tell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Once again, I can only offer you the material.
I have stated this exactly to you over and over. Prior to DADT, the military wasn't given black/white rules on what to do with gays. They were largely being ignored. Then the boom hit. "Telling" was all you needed to get out of deployment and uniform. Post 9/11 it wasn't that easy because screw that excuse. And by 2005, the military managed to get Congress to allow us to mostly place DADT as insignificant. You had to screw each other in the hall way or on the General's lawn before you got your nifty little discharge. The military has already sought to move on from DADT, yet you complain as if it will fix all the problems for gays. Like I have stated over andover and over...."DADT has been a burden."Since the policy was introduced in 1993, the military has discharged over 13,000 troops from the military under DADT. The number of discharges per fiscal year under DADT dropped sharply after the September 11 attacks and has remained relatively low since. Discharges exceeded 600 every year until 2009. Don't ask, don't tell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While we are at war, the military is more than happy to let gays serve semi openly, as long as they don't make it into a big publicity thing or get any complaints.
Once we are out of war however, if this policy still exists, then it doesn't matter how well those gays who served semi openly did in Iraq or Afghanistan, the military will be coming for them.
DADT is a policy that can only truly be enforced during peacetime, and its unfortunate that it will be enforced on many of the gay service men and women who gave much in these two wars.