I think they should think long and hard on this, the military is like any social society but with more structure. The culture or populace is like any other general public, there are good people and bad people, gang bangers, rednecks, and gay bashers etc. This dont ask dont tell rule is a security blanket for gays from the lower crust of this structured club. Just change the rules (gays cannot be discharged for being gay) if they want to come out so be it, but at your on risk.
Example: 2 soldiers go in to town start drinking argue get in a fight, one of them happens to be gay, the gay guy cant come back using that as an (hate crime) excuse why he got his butt kick. Dont know about the rank and file probably could care less, but dont look at me in the shower, dont hit on me, dont think just cause Im nice to you that I want to be with you, and after work just dress normal and dont use it to manipulate the system, and oh by the way dont get in my line of fire in our next fire fight just a few things to think about and get out of the way.
Are you joking? Any gays get hurt and we will see a wave of sensitivity training. Remember Tailhook? That senate outrage show was made by the same feminists that demanded females in the military , and had promised it would cause no problems.
If they want to serve they need to keep those sexual desires to themselves. (Here in Maryland it is a right to express this feelings and be entitled to a job and housing.)
“the way dont get in my line of fire in our next fire fight”
Give our boys some credit they won’t go off fragging open homosexuals. Will they?