Military Poll: Impact Of Ending Don't Ask, Don't Tell...Negligible

Completely gratuitous
Why on earth did anyone believe that the strongest military on earth would not be able to deal with honesty and openness in its' ranks?  Of course, the opposition to gays in the military was never about unit cohesion or military preparedness.  It was about homophobes trying to impose their hatred on everyone else at the expense of unit cohesion and military preparedness.  Honesty and openness makes the military stronger.

Via The Advocate:

A Military Times poll found that the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” has not brought much practical change to most soldiers’ lives.

Of 25 LGBT military men and women queried, only one said they’ve come out since the September 2011 repeal. Some service members said they felt it was easier to remain quiet about their sexual orientation, even after the repeal. 

When all service members were asked about the repeal’s effect on their lives, a stunning 69% reported no repercussions from the policy change. In a study from last year, 59% of service members said they did not expect to be affected by DADT’s repeal. Read more about the poll’s findings here. 


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