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For opponents of the ban against homosexuals serving openly in the military, the steps by Congress this week to repeal the policy, known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” were a major victory.
But now they are girding for what may be an equally difficult task: the transition to a force where straight and openly gay servicemen and women live, work and fight alongside one other.
Originally posted by greeneyedleo
I think the one positive thing I see for this is safety of the ones who are gay. Ive been close to the military for a long time now - and all those I know personally have no problem with someone who is gay being in the military. But there are a vast majority who will have issues with it. Unfortunately, I think the safety needs to be factored in. Grant it if something were to happen to them - those responsible should be held accountable, but until its been implemented for awhile - maybe its best?
Now that I read it, it sounds ridiculous to even type it out. But I guess im just concerned with those who may flip out about this. Just thinking out loud really.
With that said, I agree with you completely. Unfortunately not all those who serve do too.
[edit on May 29th 2010 by greeneyedleo]
That's the question that needs to be asked. Will it impact operations on the ground, or will it just affect people when they are on base.