The repeal in and of itself isn’t a huge deal. It’s the first time PFC Dirtbag claims “homophobia” as the reason for his punishment (rather than the fact that he’s a dirtbag) and all charges are dropped.
THAT will be the beginning of the end.
I’ve always predicted that if open homosexuality were ever tolerated in the military, serving homosexuals would be untouchable by any meaningful discipline or rules. The rampant spread of HIV, which is already reported in a base in Alaska, will be shrugged off and swept under the rug, as taxpayer dollars go to subsidize the continuance of this scourge.
ANY attempt to address the unavoidable problems created by this disastrous policy will be deemed “homophobia,” and the party addressing the problem will be the one made to face severe punishment.