Sunday, May 30, 2010

I Have a Quick Question Regarding the Military's DADT Study

Will gays, bisexuals and lesbians currently serving in the military be afforded an opportunity to participate in this study that the Department of Defense is conducting, without suffering the consequences of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell?"

I mean that would seem like a rather incomplete study, if they were excluded completely like I think will be the case. If Obama did an executive order suspending the firings until the study is complete, and guaranteeing immunity to gays, lesbians or bisexuals who participated, then perhaps a more fully fleshed out report could emerge. The report then would include examples of military units currently dealing with quasi-open compatriots, and how that affects say showering or general unit cohesion. To do it differently would be akin to focusing on what white people think, exclusively, about integration issues, and basing conclusions solely from that perspective.

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