They're already doing it. Trust me, I know.If gay men can openly serve in the Marines, would this mean that straight men must shower and sleep with gay men when the situation calls for it?
I don't see how that can make you any more uncomfortable than sleeping and showering with a bunch of guys and knowing that one of them is likely gay but not knowing which one or ones. Better the devil you know than the one you don't...I can tell you right now I have no personal issues with men who are gay. But I can tell you I would have a huge problem with being forced to shower or sleep with openly gay men, not because I think they would try and make some move on me (don't be silly), but because it would make me uncomfortable.
I don't know what situation would warrant it except some worst case Starship Troopers scenario. Let's not deflect to issues we don't have to solve in trying to solve the one in front of us.Would you force female Marines to shower with a bunch male Marines, too? Probably not. It would probably make the females and males uncomfortable.
I think timing of the order is key. Certainly not to be done while we are at war anywhere in the world. And not to take effect in troops that are stationed in high risk zones...it should be a very well planned cycle.You have no idea how uncomfortable it would make so many Marines if gay's were allowed to openly serve with them. Is it really worth risking military effectiveness in order to allow gay's to openly serve? No, not in my opinion.