I have many gay friends (although, personally, I believe their “lifestyle choice” is the result of many bizarre understandings of marriage and heterosexuality in our culture) and I honestly don’t care what they do. And I would suspect most Americans don’t care about what their neighbors are up to at night - and in fact, most never have cared. We have other things to do.
But the problem is that once this becomes something engraved in federal law, that means special accomodations have to be provided for gays, they have to be specially protected (and promoted) as “minorities,” and they will form a pressure group within the military.
Also, in practice, it means that when a gay commanding officer harrasses a subordinate, this will be overlooked. A male commanding officer harrassing a female enlisted person would be penalized; but a male commanding officer harrassing a male enlisted person will be part of a protected caste.
Gays form their own clique anywhere they go, and the same will be true in the military.
I guess Congress is too stupid to learn from the Catholic Church debacle with gay pedophile priests.
I had gay friends too. I don’t anymore, I don’t hate them but the more I saw them socially the more the facade started to go away. I choose to stay clear of them. Not one ever hit on me or nor did I ever feel threatened by any one of them. What disturbed me once they felt I was comfortable being around them I saw a whole otherside to this “lifestyle” and it was revolting, scary and quite frankly filled with drugs, sex and dangerous behavior.