“Gays serve in the military. I hope that doesnt make your head explode. The official policy of the military, which is supported by conservative stalwarts such as Duncan Hunter, is that gays can serve in the military so long as they keep quiet about it.”
No, Charles, you’re the one who doesn’t understand.
My husband served as a Navy pilot for 26 years; I was with him all the way. He served on ships that had very close quarters.
Would you just stop and think a minute what “Don’t ask, don’t tell” means?
It means that it’s just fine for a gay person to serve, as long as he/she does not act on his/her impulses. The welcome mat is out.
Acting out equals “telling,” and that person is then out of the service.
That’s what I said. You just repeated it with different words.
There are gays serving in the military today. They are allowed to do so. NO candidate for president, in EITHER party, is calling for a ban on gays in the military.
So saying that Mitt Romney “supports” gays in the military is a meaningless charge. There are already gays in the military, they have the official support of the military establishment, and no candidate is saying they do NOT support it.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell just means that nobody knows who is gay, at least no officially. As you said, they can’t act on their impulses, they can’t tell people they are gay.