However I'm aware that forcing the issue on the spot may cause additional problems and until I can deal with the issue better accommodations will be made.
This situation will be made on a case by case basis, I cannot afford to create a scene with a Soldier who is willing to disregard a lawful order
because of his personal opinions about homosexuals, just as I wouldn't want that other Soldier to be forced to put up with the intolerant one. That also creates a situation where there's a good chance these Soldiers become involved in a physical altercation or due to staying up all night arguing or whatever else aren't as prepared for the mission the next day along with their leadership who has to put them down.
The reason I'd separate the two if the issue came up immediately is because I'd picture myself standing in front of my commander when these two Soldiers beat the **** out of each other, or the gay one gets so angry after having to listen the first one bitch that he does something stupid, and trying to explain why I not only allowed but forced this two individuals to stay in a confined space all night when a switch could be made. Now that Soldier's openly anti-homosexual feelings will still be a issue, simply because I have to trust him to work as well with that gay Soldier as he would any other Soldier, and I can't have separately be the permanent solution since it makes my PLT less effective and efficient than it can and should be.
When I say I'm not as familiar as I'd like to be, I don't mean I've never opened the cover after all I know where to find the section on homosexual conduct and you don't know my personal standard for familiarity so you have no idea on what it specifically means when I say I'm not as familiar as I'd like to be.
The Army has made clear in both its report and the Army times that regarding billeting the commander will have authority to move Soldiers to maintain good order and conduct, which could include separation based on a Soldier's opinion of homosexuality. However like I said before, I doubt many commanders will have either the resources or the will to do that specifically because I don't think any commander wants his Soldiers thinking of their fellow Soldiers as anything but their fellow Soldiers, same and no different to them in that regard, not as their fellow Soldiers plus "the gay one."