I can however, see major issues with coed military living spaces, on a practical level. Reasonably speaking, this will never happen. First, who do you think a military wife is more threatened by, a female soldier/sailor/Marine or a gay soldier/sailor/Marine? Ditto for the military husbands. Spouses have at least some influence over military policy, and there is very little chance that military spouses will accept the military putting men and women together quietly. Second, there is a big difference in women and gay men (since most of this worry is actually the thought of gay men serving openly, not really so much for the gay women). It's pretty obvious how a man is different than a woman, not always so openly obvious as how a gay man is different than a straight man. DADT being repealed and the rules against gays going away won't actually force gay men or women to admit they are gay. And fewer of them are going to actually admit to being gay if it means being ostracized to a separate berthing because of it, most likely. So exactly are you going to force someone to openly admit they are gay? Do you really think the military is going to spend extra money on investigating someone's sexuality just to be able to put them in a separate berthing?
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
You only need to separate them when they are attracted to each other.
Men are separated from women because they are attracted to each other.
Gay men and straight men are not attracted to each other, gay men may be attracted to straight men, but straight men are not attracted to gay men, so they don't need to be separated.
Gay men are attracted to each other so they need to be separated.
Gay women and straight women are not attracted to each other, gay women may be attracted to straight women, but straight women are not attracted to gay women, so they don't need to be separated.
Does that help you understand? Your comparison is not identical because the people who would likely be sharing bunkhouses are not attracted to each other, only one party may be attracted to the other.
What you need to explain for the argument to be valid, is why having one party who could be attracted to the other party is grounds for them not bunking together. The only argument you can come up with is that gay men may make unwanted sexual advances toward straight men, and the reality is that is unprofessional and would be handled in exactly the same way that any unprofessional behavior would be handled in the military.
You mean porn has been lying to me? Dude, why you gotta bust my bubble like that?Gay women and straight women are not attracted to each other, gay women may be attracted to straight women, but straight women are not attracted to gay women, so they don't need to be separated.