Monday, October 26, 2009

Should Gays serve openly in the Military?

My partner constantly posts his comments on Yahoo Answers particulary about Gays and Lesbians and in numerous intances, his comments would more often than not would be voted by readers as the best answers.

Here is one of the issues he commented on....

Should Gays serve openly in the Military?

I was caught up in a debate the other day about this and was curious what you guys and girls thought, since oddly enough everyone debating this was straight.

The first thought that I have about this is actually a question, you may want to serve openly gay (which is fine to be yourself) however do you think the "good ol' boy, redneck guy" is going to be as understanding and accepting as everyone else?

I'm not against letting gays serve it's just I don't believe it's going to be the safest thing for them to do to be honest.

So what are your opinions on this, should gays be allowed to serve openly in the military?

Best Answer - Chosen by Voters

Yes, we should, and it should be the military's duty as well to make sure that the army is a place that is safe for gay men to do so. ALL the scientific studies have shown that the homophobic assumptions that gay men will lower morale, or that gay men can't fire a gun as well as the striaght men, or that gay men are not suited for "hard military work" - all of these have been proven as hogwash and biased thinking.

There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON why gay men should not be able to serve - qualifications are what should be the barometer": If a person passed the tests, both mental and practical ones, there is no logical reason to deny the entry of gay people into the armed forces.

Of course, that thinking has to come from the top - that intolerance or homophobia will

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