February 6, 2010
Separate showers? Exploring the reasons behind the Pentagon's slow-walking of the DADT repeal
NPR explores why the Pentagon claims it will take a year to study the impact of ending discrimination against gay soldiers. An opponent of ending the ban, a former commandant of the Marine Corps, appears to admit that the much-cited problems of "morale" and "unit cohesion" are not about gay soldiers per se, but rather about the reactions to gay soldiers by troublesome homophobes in the ranks: "What you would see is personnel turbulence," he says. "There would be some who would resist it very actively, and you have to deal with them. You might have good troops who say, 'I'm just not going to live in that barracks with him,' and then you have to decide what to do."
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duh. you just order soldiers to not discriminate and draw up rigid guidelines for conduct and behavior. if the supposedly "good" soldier acts bigoted in any way, reprimand him severely. make a zero tolerance policy: haters are not allowed in the military whatsoever.
Posted by: veg | Feb 7, 2010 6:17:22 AM