They are being discharged for their actions, for communicating their desires not for having them.
Among the other ways to read the data, are that lesbians join the service at a higher percentage of their gender then male homosexuals, or that they just can’t shut up about being homosexual where the men are more successful at staying in the closet.
I don't think they were discharged for being gay.
I'd bet they were discharged for talking about it.
Lesbian discharges? Yeach!
If these lesbians were not so much in-your-face about their lifestyle CHOICE they would NEVER be thrown out. They simply do it thinking that it will not happen and that the atmosphere, created by the leftist scum of our political leadership, will sustain them. They DEMAND that we accommodate them in the face of existing law.
I wan them all thrown out when they do this.
For some reason, I’m reminded of the old joke about how various newspapers would cover the end of the world.
This article also does not address how many of these people intentionally let their sexualorientation be know in order to get out of the service without completing their contract. Back when I was in, a person could get out fairly quickly by saying they were gay.
The military is a macho environment that appeals more to straight men and lesbians.
How many use it as an excuse for a discharge?
I have no problem with gays and lesbians serving as long as they keep the sex out of the barracks and certain aspects of their behavior at bay when they are serving.
There should be no sex in the barracks or sexual activities and that includes everyone in the service.
Women and battery sales must affected!
Where else are they gonna get Females who want to be Soldiers?
“The military is a macho environment that appeals more to straight men and lesbians.”
“In 2001, the peak year for discharges, 1,273 were removed from the military for being gay.”
Wrong: they were discharged for engaging in homosexual conduct or making homosexual statements. Not for “being gay”.
and “the Palm Center”? If these guys would keep in “in the palm”, they wouldn’t be getting discharged.
Sorry. Just had to say it.
Hmmm. . .well, since it’s “don’t ask/don’t tell”, maybe it’s just that the female homos can’t keep their traps shut.
It's the Lesbos who have always caused the problems!
A friend of my husband’s daughter earned an athletic scholarship to a Div. 1 University. It didn’t take but a few days for the lesbians to begin hitting on her. She was miserable, ended up transferring out and giving up her sport.
Lesbians join the services in higher numbers than gay males.
Some gay men join the military who are attracted to things very masculine. Some guys struggling with sexual or gender issues join the military to be around more normal “manly men” men in the hope of learning to be a straight man, or just to “be a man”. But that’s a smaller percentage. Most gay or bisexual or otherwise queer men are going to avoid the military and pursue school or a civilian career.
The lesbians are also more aggressive towards straight women than the gay men would be (for sure straight women may put up with being hit upon by a lesbian but a straight guy won’t put up with being hit on by a gay male).
Also lesbians have lover’s spats, sometimes leading up to physical fights, and sometimes there is physical abuse in the relationship that would be called clearly Domestic Violence if it were a Man-Woman couple.
So I would say it is not surprising that the numbers of lesbians discharged from the military are higher even if they are a smaller percentage overall.percentage