Now this is no surprise to me and it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone else. The only people who see this as a big deal are the gay liberals who want to score a propaganda victory. Everyone who has ever served in the armed forces of the United States knows that gay men and women have always served.
Yes troops couldn’t openly declare that they were gay but as long as they didn’t admit it there was no punishmnent which could be levied on them. Commanders wouldn’t get rid of good soldiers who were gay because commanders know that they need good soldiers. Troops were rarely persecuted for their sexual orientation unless they were caught in a sexual act. This is no big deal at all to our custom military ring customers who serve in various duty stations around the world.
The military is not some sort of proving ground for liberals to use as their place for social experimentation. I hope those who have pushed so hard for this repeal understand that they really haven’t done anything. There is no reason to implement any new rules or policies because things really haven’t changed.
The only forseeable problem that I can discern is thet we need to get a handle on the term “serving openly.” What exactly will it entail? We need a detailed definition before we can go forward. I guarantee thae as soon as DADT is repealed someone will push the envelope. Clothing rules and rules of conduct need to be clarified.