60% of combat Marines surveyed felt it was inappropriate to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. As we just ignored the will of 3/5 of our combat Marines, I have just a couple of quick questions regarding the repeal of the 1993 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law that prevented gays from serving openly in the military:
Men and Women will now be subjected to showering and living with persons who may find them attractive in a sexual nature. Gay men will have the opportunity to ogle heterosexual men found attractive. Female homosexuals will have the same bonus in their barracks. This may be no difference from what has occurred over the past 17 years, but now the troops will know for sure that the man/woman on the other side of the shower finds their sex to be attractive for anal, oral, or product-assisted sex.
The obvious question is… …will this benefit be restricted only to the gay men and women that join the armed forces? Or, will all service men and women be given the same opportunity to shower and live with the sex to which they are attracted. And, if integrated showering / living for heterosexual man / homosexual man as well as heterosexual female / homosexual female is not a problem for the military, then why would it be a problem for heterosexual males and females to shower / live together?
Remember, God (or Mother Nature if you prefer) made the plumbing to work for heterosexuals — not homosexuals.
Many recruits joined the Armed Forces, with DADT in effect, under the assumption that they would not be expected to shower / live with homosexuals. They may find homosexuality morally repugnant or religiously inappropriate.
Will such troops be given the opportunity to leave the Armed Forces with Honorable Discharges? Or will their free expression of their right to abhor homosexuality be met with reverse discrimination?
I haven’t read the legislation or heard anyone discuss these questions as we have approached the vote that was taken yesterday. And, since we ignored the will of 3/5 of our fighting Marines when deciding the issue, I wonder if we ignored these issues too. Answers and replies are welcome.