Skip to comments.Most troops wouldn't oppose serving with gays, survey finds
Posted on 10/29/2010 10:19:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A majority of active-duty and reserve service members surveyed by the Defense Department would not object to serving and living alongside openly gay troops, according to multiple people familiar with the findings.
The survey's results are expected to be included in a Pentagon report, due to President Obama on Dec. 1, regarding how the military would end enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving in uniform.
Some troops surveyed - but not a majority - objected strongly to the idea of serving with gays and said they would quit the military if the policy changed, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly share details of the survey.
Defense Department officials did not respond to requests for comment.
NBC News first reported Thursday evening on the survey's findings.
In July, the Pentagon sent a survey with dozens of questions to 400,000 active-duty and reserve troops. It asked whether they had ever shared a room or the showers with gay peers, and how they might act if a gay service member lived with a same-sex partner on base.
Military officials did not say how many troops completed the survey, but at least 103,000 had done so just days before it was due, according to the Pentagon. A similar survey was later sent to military spouses.
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What, is this the 4th time you've left this thread?
I do not consider kicking your BS to the curb a major accomplishment. Definitely not a failure though...
And yes, you were close...most homosexual advocates want to dress up anal sex with flowery civil rights language.
And, imo, it is very dangerous to hide the truth from children and young people if they are being told “gay” is normal and natural, unfortunately we must protect them from this deadly mindset.
For adults, it appears that the more they are told to accept this behavior (when most instinctively and rightful say...its private!)and choose not to comply are told they are bigots, cranks, old-fashioned, hateful, bible thumpers, subject to hate crime laws...etc.
And of course their last refuge......the “you must be gay” talking point of the left.
We didn't start this fire, but we must battle it constantly to keep it from spreading even more.
Oops. I think you just tipped your hand. This sounds like you disassociate yourself from "the right", but earlier you said you vote conservative on every issue. Which is it?
Q.Why are NASCAR Drivers and RINOSs alike?
A.They are both constantly turning to the left.
there in lies the problem .
These people have never served and have no understanding how our military works, lack of privacy, sense of humor etc
Yes, that's too bad. FYI His son started a thread on his dads condition.
they’re not gay they are homosexuals unless you like playing the word game which they do.
Also have you ever served?
Right now it sounds you have not and you have not got a clue how it works.
I’m telling you homosexuals should not serve at all, period and that is from experience after serving in combat recently.
what was said?
If you get a chance please tell me via private.
Just got back and seen much more posts on this
he or she ain’t no marine, just another troll pretending to be someone else as usual.
Were you tempted?
I didn't tip my hand, I said I'm fairly libertarian on it. Which means I don't care as long as it's not put in my face. But given logical reasons, I'll support issues like continuing the current ban. I noted that above. I've been here not months but years longer than most of you. I'm not a troll.
Some here managed to put it in my face in vulgar ways that had to be deleted. Repellivism is a stupid and self defeating strategy.
You're right c_va... I have signed off a few times. I have my own self-defeating faults. No more though. My husband is home and I want to be in a good mood, not this sour one. Toodles! :~) Just sayin.
Do you think homosexuals are born with their same-sex attraction? If so, why?
A conservative is a libertarian with common sense.
NAIL ON HEAD, WELL SAID
Enjoy your Friday evening. We’re heading to a party. :-)
What is that supposed to mean?
WTF Are you on about?
I was wondering if your problems with homosexuals in the military was a sexual thing?
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