The homosexuals should serve as long as they honor the DADT, even then, they must respect their fellow soldiers.
If most of their compatriots are not offended, then, lets put this to rest....
We have many other, more important, things which must be addressed..
However, from my experience, there were many sailors who were "out" in my department. This was not an issue at all. In fact, everyone aboard was well aware that the legal officer was gay. It just wasn't a big deal. That said, I understand there will probably be some problems. But, again, most will come because of other people's intolerance of those gays who do decide to come out in commands/departments/units where it is less accepted.
And I also understand that some time is needed to do things such as deciding on how to implement and conduct initial tolerance training, including sexuality into equal opportunity training, deciding how to deal with those situations where the intolerance is affecting unit cohesion and morale, and deciding how to handle a person whose open disclosure of their sexuality is disruptive to the unit because of the way they are doing it or if they are flaunting it. Many of the rest of the "problems" that I have heard/read people being concerned with are covered by other military regulations, such as fraternization and sexual relationships while on duty.
The military could still implement a policy where only cases where the person's homosexuality is proven to cause a problem with unit cohesion are actually discharged. Most people are pretty certain that the military will eventually agree to allow homosexual personnel to serve openly, but the problem I see is that until then, there are people being discharged who have actually shown that they are a problem to unit morale or cohesion, but rather that they were accidentally found out to be gay or they turned themselves in for the general discharge.
"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.
I withdraw my statement that gays are mostly anti-military. Whether or not it's true, I can't prove it, so I apologize for making the statement without grounds. However, I will not back down on my point that it is totally wrong not to give the allotted one year to the military and those researching and investigating the effects of disbanding DADT.
As my conservative mentor and hero Barry Goldwater said, "I don't care what they do in their own time, so long as they can shoot straight."
I agree. Gays have always been in the military. And they always will be.