Opening the secret closet of the military and exposing the skeletons for what they really are, the U.S. court system is rallying together to FINALLY put a rest to the modern-day question: "Should gays be allowed to serve in the military?!"
At the beginning of last month (October), U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips made a historic ruling, stopping the military enforcement of a 17-year-old 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy; temporarily suspending the ban on gay men and women not being allowed to serve in any branch of the U.S. military.
Yet, the 1993 policy -really- hasn't been laid to rest...
According to yahoo.com, as it currently stands -under D.A.D.T- service men and women who acknowledge being gay or are discovered engaging in homosexual activity, are subject to discharge (even in the privacy of their own homes- off base).
About 115,000 troops and 44,000 military spouses were surveyed about the policy, and surprising results show that most people DO NOT mind being in service with homosexual men and/or women; Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in favor of getting rid of the ban, while Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is against it.
The House has already voted to end the policy; but the world awaits Sen. Harry Reid, et. al's scheduled vote(s).
www.google.com, news.yahoo.com, www.associatedpress.com