from carrier soldier that have served alongside gay people, and that experience has made them more accepting of homosexuals. In addition, LGBTQ have been measured to be one of the only group towards which prejudice diminishes when you know one. Other countries don't have problems, there is no reason we would.
There is no reason why the military cannot create an environment where heterosexuals and homosexuals serve alongside one another in a peaceful manner. People of different races and different sexes serve alongside each other peacefully, right now. So, if we just continue to progress as we have in the past, then there's no reason for being openly gay in the military to be an issue.
How, how about take a look at some of your allies, like Canada, France, etc and see how homesexuals have not had any of these issues that the haters claim it will. Heck in Canada it actually lowerd the amount of sexual abuse cases in the military.
The military, so far, is the only branch of government that opposes gays serving the country. This policy is absolutely ridiculous and should be removed. If someone wants to serve, openly gay or not, that is their business. Now, if he starts to screw with all the guys in the service, then that would be a different story. The military chooses not to allow gays to serve, but this should not be the case.
If a person is willing to fight for and serve their country, their sexual orientation should in no way matter. A person's sexual orientation in no way affects their ability to be able to defend their country. People need to learn to be more accepting of others and their lifestyle. What someone does in their home life doesn't always affect their work.
Because homosexuality is merely a sexual preference, and does not reflect the ability of an individual to serve, the military can create an environment for homosexuals and heterosexuals to serve alongside each other. The military recruits from a nation's population, and as the population becomes more accepting, so too does the military. The military also already has regulations against sexual harassment in the work place, and it makes sense that this would apply to homosexuals, as well as heterosexuals.
The military can and should allow gays to serve openly in the military, and doing so will not negatively impact the military. Some people worry that allowing gays to serve openly will "disrupt" the unit. But similar fears where expressed back when African-Americans could not serve with white units. People got over it then, and they will get over it now. Worrying about making people uncomfortable is no excuse for violating the basic rights of gay people, or compromising the military's mission by forcing qualified servicemen and women to leave the service.
The military is not a unique place in terms of the people who serve in it so like every other workplace in the U.S. it is an environment where those of differing sexualities can work together. Homosexual servicemen are not going to jump on and molest heterosexual servicemen. It is similar to saying that men and women can't work together because the men would rape all of the women. As offensive as that idea is to heterosexual men the idea that homosexuals are won't be able to control themselves is just as as offensive to gay men. There is no reason why the military cannot be like any other workplace and allow people of different sexualities to work together openly.
In addition to the military's previous experience with integrating African-Americans and women, and in addition to the fact that gay people serve in other countries' armed services with no apparent problems, the military has a strong culture of professionalism and a strong emphasis on group solidarity. All of these factors argue well for the ability of the institution to incorporate openly gay service members. And that's not to mention the fact that many personnel are already known to be gay (even if the fact is not discussed explicitly) and are accepted as such. So, fears expressed by opponents of equality that military readiness will suffer from the recent abolition of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy appear not merely to advocate for discrimination, but to be based on a dubious (and, one might add, remarkably condescending) prediction about the military's ability to function with decency and professionalism.
I believe this is akin to asking whether or not black and whites can work together in the environment in a peaceful manner. It's time to put these silly discrimination issues behind us and begin to respect each other for our differences. We need to be thankful that we can serve and live in a country that protects our rights to be different.
The military is not the place for homosexuality. Homosexuals can be easily targeted and spotted with an instance. Their moves and actions are easily noticed. If somehow there is such a person that is in any branch it will be easily noticed by someone right away. I don't think it would be tolerated. These people are suppose to be representing our country not making it look bad. I support and respect all military personnel and do not believe that it is such a place where homosexuality can or will exist.
Why should the military cater to people. Don't ask don't tell was perfect. Who cares about your sexuality/religion etc. Do your job. The problem is the gay people want to announce they're gay and be treated special for it. As long as a gay person behaves right they should be allowed to serve. But if they go around say I'm gay or harassing the other troops then no they shouldn't be allowed to serve.
I do not believe that the military can create an environment where homosexuals can serve peacefully along side heterosexuals because there are a lot of situations where the soldiers have to shower or sleep together in tight quarters and I believe that the heterosexuals men will feel uncomfortable being in that situation. Especially during a year long deployment where the homosexual is deprived of sex and he could start to have inappropriate feelings toward the other male soldiers.
It would not matter if the military said being openly homosexual was okay. They can not change the minds of their recruits, and no amount of laws or punishments will help any time soon. In the long term, with a lot of support outside of the military, something might give. But in the meantime, such action would put our fighting forces at risk as they fought amongst themselves.
Homosexual and heterosexual will not have a peaceful relationship especially when it comes to serving alongside in the military. There is always an animosity between these two sexes.