This is absolutely infuriating.
Now that the ridiculous 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy has been reinstated, The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is advising those homosexuals who may have applied to join the military to proceed with caution when discussing their sexual preference!
SLDN spokesman Trevor Thomas explains:
"If a judge in a higher court stays the ruling, 'don't ask, don't tell' will become law again. The Pentagon could use their statement of homosexuality against them."
However, although the legality of the policy is still a mess, OutServe, an underground gay service members group, claims that behind closed doors, most people in military aren't taking the policy seriously!
Co-founder 'J.D. Smith' explains:
"Straight service members are going up to people and asking are you gay and are you a lesbian, the policy is now over. At unit levels peer-to-peer we are seeing people come out, but we are still hiding it from the leadership level. Discussion in units has all been pretty positive."
We're thrilled to hear it, but the fact that it has to be kept from the higher-ups is still a serious issue!
Enough is enough! This policy needs to GO, and ASAP!
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