Today is a tragic day for our armed forces. The American military exists for only one purpose - to fight and win wars. Yet it has now been hijacked and turned into a tool for imposing on the country a radical social agenda. This may advance the cause of reshaping social attitudes regarding human sexuality, but it will only do harm to the military's ability to fulfill its mission.
Yeah. Or, alternatively, it is merely legitimising the many thousands of gay people that must already be serving in the military who could, in theory, be ejected merely on the basis of what they choose to do with their genitals. Utterly preposterous that it should have taken so long (DADT was enacted in 1993) to ensure full equality for gays in the armed forces. Objection to it is based purely on homophobia and ignorance.
It's impossible for me to talk about this issue without thinking about the following routine by Bill Hicks. I don't share his belief that the US military is nothing more than a thuggish agent of genocide but his key point is spot-on: the idea that personnel could be launching assaults, killing people (occasionally innocent people and bystanders) but would find gay people "offensive" and "bad for their morale" is nothing short of absurd.