Allowing members of extremist groups won't hurt the war effort, either. So, we might as well allow people, who are members of extremist groups, to serve openly and lift the ban on such memberships. Afterall, those people are already serving and are a valuable part of the finest fighting force in the history of the world. Besides, it's a violation of their constitutional rights to have such a ban in place.
Congress needs to pass a repeal of DADT as a stand-alone bill. It's always attached to some other crap that pisses off one or both parties and ensures the bill fails. Almost like they're doing it on purpose so they can keep their wedge issue. Congressmen love wedge issues.
One of you will end up here next!