Sunday, June 07, 2009

So Why Do We Still Have "Don't Ask, Don't Tell?"

What political capital is in jeopardy if Obama and Congress remove this stupid policy. Conservatives Shift in Favor of Openly Gay Service Members When conservatives as a whole support the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and regular church-goers are even more supportive, why is this policy still in place?

69% of adults believe gays should be allowed to serve in the military. 58% of conservatives agree. So who exactly is against it? A bunch of homophobic retired generals is really the best you can come up with?

Here's the data (click the image for slightly better view).

Unit cohesion. People won't want to serve. These were arguments used to oppose integration of the services. The same arguments today are different in what way exactly?

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