Supporters of “don’t ask, don’t tell” insist that repealing the law will result in mass resignations among troops uncomfortable serving alongside homosexuals, and that new accommodations like separate bathrooms for gay and straight soldiers or new housing benefits for unmarried gay couples will be too complex and costly for the military to absorb. But the report notes that in both Britain and Canada — two counties with militaries the U.S. frequently uses for comparison — the debate leading up to full acceptance of homosexuals in the ranks included predictions of major disruptions and resignations by officers who refused to serve alongside gay troops. “But when inclusive policies were implemented, no more than three people in each country actually resigned,” the report states. Researchers also said that none of the foreign militaries they studied installed new “gay only” or “straight only” facilities, but still managed to maintain order and discipline without any trouble.
And given the experience of the five countries studied, Frank said that “a quick, simple implementation process is instrumental in ensuring success.” As such, Frank argues that the longer-term 11-month study — of service member attitudes, potential changes to Pentagon regulations and policies, and the potential impact of repeal on military effectiveness — announced Feb. 2 by Defense Secretary Robert Gates is unnecessary. “There is no operational justification for another year of study,” Frank said in a Monday telephone interview. “We’ve been studying this for 50 years.”
Sort of not surprising since he's also for marriage equality too.. Now if McCain would realize what a dumbass hypocrite he is for saying he would listen to leaders if they told him they want it repealed... and then subsequently get pissed when they tell him they want it repealed.. Asshole.. :rolleyes:I found this funny and sad at the same time..Support for Gays in the Military Depends on the Question
What's scary is that whoever came up with that poll kind of assumed their would be a skew... it's mind boggling. There should be no restrictions to prevent anyone that wants to serve in the military. The desire to serve should be the only prerequisite.
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The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him. Transcripts in the possession of the Guardian suggest that numerous men may have been procured for Balducci, at least one of whom was studying for the priesthood.The explosive claims about Balducci's private life have caused grave embarrassment to the Vatican, which has yet to publicly comment on the affair.