Really? Filibustering the defense appropriations act so that we can “study” (read: delay) repealing “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” instead of just repealing it now and accepting the inevitable?
I’ve not known anyone in the military who didn’t know full well who in their unit was gay and not a one of them particularly cared. It’s my distinct impression that if the brass tells the rank and file, “Do not discriminate against gays. That is an order.” then the bulk of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines will follow that order. The military integrated racially long ago and maybe there are still problems here and there but those are handled on a case by case basis.
Let Americans serve, who are able and willing to serve. It matters not if they are male or female; it matters not if they are black, white, brown, or so on; it matters not if they are Christian or Jewish or Atheist; and it matters not if they are gay or straight. All that matters is that they wish to serve the United States of America. Let them serve with honor and let the rest of us honor their service.
Yes, I think it really is as simple as that.