Yes, this policy provides a basis for people to make assumptions. Why can't it just be allowed and then gays can decide themselves if they want to adopt this policy. It is a terrible thing to have to repress such a thing if you are willing to own it. Change.
The militaries dont ask dont tell policy invites accusations from fellow service members that are unwelcome and undeeded. They should just allow it because what is the difference. Then people could be open to it and take that policy on a personal basis if they felt they rather not confront it, yet let others who want to own it, own it.
In my opinion "don't ask don't tell" didn't invite false accusation. Because of the wording by design the policy adopted as Don't Ask, Don't Tell was meant to take the subject of sexual preference off the table as a topic of discussion. The no one was aloud to ask about some ones sexual orientation and no one was allowed to disclose their sexual orientation.
No, don't ask, don't tell does not invite false accusations any more than any other military rule or policy. There is a justice system in the military, and a person accused of violating policy has a right to a hearing, and a right to confront evidence against him or her. Usually, if a person is pursuing someone romantically, there is a paper trail, such as emails or text messages, so false accusations are unlikely.