from what little information and studies there are, once a person is known to be gay, performance does not drop. I cannot source it for you. It was on an mtv news special about the reason why a boyfriend of someone on real world: new orleans had to have his face blurred, etc. Some military person said performance did not drop, as he did not like the policy.
What about their social life implications though? It is not just that they cannot be open in the military, they cannot be open anywhere. If someone finds out, and the military finds out somehow because of it, they are kicked out. It is not just the military or a temporary service for all people, for some people it is their life, and they cannot afford to take that chance. For others it is how they are paying for college, and etc. Living in complete secrecy does not sound good at all. Having to hide that from everyone, taxi drivers, and anyone at all...hmm the consequence is never good, whether it be beaten to death, or just taken out of hte military, it all just seems like a lose-lose situation. Sure, people do not want sexual situations in a military environment, but as KenVsRyu said, that does not make them a rapist. I would think these people would be aware of the situation and not force themselves on anyone or try to do anything that would inhibit performance by anyone.
I still find it terrible that even today a common military chant (whatever they are called, you know the "i don't nkow what i've been told" like anthems they sing as they run, etc.) is something along the lines of
"faggot faggot running down the street, shoot him shoot him 'til he retreats"
Long messages do not equal aggravation of any sort,
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that should always be read in a matter-of-fact tone.
"Those womyn that seek equality with men, lack determination."
"I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be wrong."
Last edited by PsychoSnowman on 01-08-2004 at 04:05 AM