I know a guy who I presume to be gay that is an officer in the military and I don't think he skips, but has worked to keep this country safe for the last 14 years.
He is one tough SOB, and I imagine he has sent quite a few Jihadist to meet their maker.
good for him..but...does not change things..homos do not belong in the military
It works out well in the US, in my opinion, because "don't ask don't tell" makes it impossible for gay men to make a public issue of their private sexual inclinations. And that's as it should be. To the "right of privacy" I would add, as a reasonable corollary, the "duty of privacy": as long as you don't make it my business, it's none of my business.
There may be problems with horny gay guys living in close quarters with lots of attractive youg men. That seems poredictable, but who knows? But we ALL know from experience that the abolition of "don't ask don't tell" will lead to a huge profusion of demands for services, programs, and recognition of everybody with a sexual agenda, and lawsuits if such demands are not met.
It's not the individual honorable gay serviceman, but the obnoxious and well-organized sex-rebel-activist movement, that wants to compel the military to offer housing and other matrimonial benefits to gay couples, force military chaplains to marry them (or "recognize" their marriages, or offer them "relationship counseling"), prosecute fellow soldiers for "hate crimes" consisting of a joke, an "insensitive" word or a disparaging look; institute Gay Pride Month or Glory Hoo-Ah Week or Harvey Milk Military Recognition Day --- riff through the gay keyword on Free Republic and you'll get the idea.
"Defining deviancy down" has been rejected in every place where it has been put to a vote. We don't cotton to social change via court order or executive fiat. We sure don't want the authority structure of the military being exploited to impose "attitude adjustments" on our soldiers which we would refuse to have shoved down our throats in our own communities.