Friday, November 12, 2010

Little Harm Found if Gay Ban Is Lifted

New York Times
November 11, 2010

The draft of a new Pentagon report comes to the conclusion that repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law will not cause overall harm to the military but might cause temporary disruptions, people familiar with the report said on Thursday.

In the case of any temporary disruptions, the draft report says they can be mitigated with effective leadership.

The people familiar with the report, who are in favor of repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law to allow gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces, also said the report did not recommend separate housing for gay service members. But they said the report showed that a number of active-duty service members remained opposed to openly gay service, with the largest proportion in the Marines and the Army.