“So saying that Mitt Romney supports gays in the military is a meaningless charge.”
Then explain to me Mitt Romney’s own words in a letter to the Log Cabin Republicans:
I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military. - Mitt Romney
Do you think that don’t ask, don’t tell will NOT eventually lead to gays serving openly in the military?
I do. Whether I want it to happen or not, I’m convinced that it will.
Of course, in 1994 most of us thought don’t ask, don’t tell would lead to gays serving openly by now, and we were wrong.
But already we are seeing signs that poeople are NOT being discharged for admitting to homosexuality. The military is adapting to the idea, and it started when the policy became that gays were accepted in the military just so long as they didn’t tell anybody about it.
One day the military leadership is going to decide that gays are not disruptive anymore, or at least not as disruptive as the current policy, and gays will serve openly in the military.
I could be wrong, but it’s what I expect to happen.