Some of the toughest, and battle-ready, militaries in the world accept openly gays and lesbians without any problem. Gays and lesbian soldiers proudly marched in the 2009 Pride Parade in London; in Sydney they even had their own float. In Israel (where the armed forces are in constant readiness) the June 2009 issue of the military magazine's cover featured 2 gay soldiers, arm-in-arm. Countries as diverse as Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Germany and Uruguay permit openly gay and lesbian personnel.
At one time, members of the US Military were at risk of being dismissed for being openly gay or lesbian; indeed, during the "Don't ask. Don't tell" era (1993-2011), over 12,000 had been booted out.
If one reads the Pentagon's official explanation for why gays and lesbians were not permitted to serve openly in the US military during the DADT era, it was because of the need for unit cohesion. Unit cohesion is essential for any military to function effectively. Soldiers must be ready to act as a unit and to know that their buddies are there for them through thick and thin. A soldier needs to believe that his comrades will fight to save his/her life. This makes perfect sense in a military situation. Therefore, for the sake of all soldiers concerned, anyone who is unwilling to operate in this way needs to be banned from the military or removed from the unit if already a member. But this has nothing to do with gay people.
These are the facts, now let me give my opinion and then provide a scenario:
The issue of military cohesion makes perfect sense in a military situation. Therefore, for the sake of all soldiers concerned, anyone who is unwilling to operate in this way needs to be banned from the military or removed from the unit if already a member.
Now my scenario:
A unit is fighting in Iraq, and one of its members is gay. This gay soldier believes in his country and even in the mission in Iraq. He obeys orders immediately and efficiently. Further, if necessary, he is willing to lay down his life in order to save those of his comrades.
However, in the same unit is a soldier who despises gays and does not believe they should be in the military. He correctly suspects that the other guy is gay. Further, he would hesitate to place himself in a position of danger to save the life of his gay comrade.
Who is the real threat to unit cohesion? Surely, it is the heterosexual soldier not the gay one. His prejudice prevents him from being an effective part of the unit. It is the heterosexual soldier who needs to be removed; immediately. Heterosexual soldiers do not have to hide their orientation, so why should those who are gay or lesbian?
Many years ago the issue of unit cohesion was used by the US to justify not merging its black units with those which were white; such a thing would be unacceptable in the US today. The real irony is that, in NATO and UN operations US soldiers sometimes take instruction from non-US officers who are openly gay.
The US Pentagon's reason for banning openly gays and lesbians was hollow.
I was in the Army during DADT, and I was openly gay with many people in my unit including commanding officers. You WOULD NOT be booted from the military for saying you were gay. So Whoever said that " Anyone that is admittedly gay is not allowed in the military" is very wrong.
The don't ask don't tell policy was voluntary. It was believed to be for the safety of all military personnel.
Anyone that was admittedly gay was not allowed in the military at all. But then they adopted a "don't ask don't tell policy" so if someone kept it to themselves, and it did not become a problem then it was cool, and no one would ask you if you were gay in order to disqualify you. After 2011, DADT became a non-issue.
People were being fooled! Apparently they were not looking closely enough. There were always gay people in the Military, however, Bill Clinton said "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". If you told that you were gay, you would have gotten booted out. You couldn't be asked if you were gay, so they only knew if you told them. It was against the law for anyone to ask your sexual orientation. Gays were in the military, before, during, and after DADT.
Being a former Military man myself I know for a fact you could have been booted out under DADT if you were gay. Well that is to say you did not have to tell, but if some way or another you were outed they would have booted you to the curb. I would know because I was outed by a former friend who mailed pictures to me, and one of the DS saw it and I was forced to make it look like I wanted out. Today young gay people do not have to suffer this indignation.
Since 2011, gay people are not banned from the US Military. Also, there's no way to know if you're seeing only straight men in the military. You can't determine sexual orientation by looking at someone.
2 main reasons.It shouldn't be seen as shocking that a gay person can be loyal and society shouldn't worry about them wanting sex overseas any more than straight men.Straight soldiers+gay soldiers=more soldiers
because straight couples thought that any homosexual topic was to extreme for there children.
In many countries gay men are banned from donating blood because it's assumed they will lie when asked about sexual history. Straight men aren't even asked.In the United states, a gay man must state he is celibate for at least one year prior to donating. Even if he is faithfully married. A straight man who has regular unprotected sex, will not be banned.
They should not, and they are not.
It should not be banned. The free press is an essential part of democracy.
Yes, Japan does have a military but has no army. Japan's military can only be used for self-defense and the reason why Japan does not have an army because they'll be bringing military weapons and vehicles to attack other countries. After WW2, they were banned by the rules. Japan can only use its military in defense.
Sex has been banned occasionally within military ranks to maintain strict discipline, and an aggressive spirit.
In 1942 the US government stepped in and banned gays from the military because it made heterosexual soldiers "uncomfortable" and allegedly harmed morale. In 1993 the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was put in place by President Clinton and on Dec. 10, 2010 that policy was repealed was signed by Obama saying there were no restrictions against gays in the military.
it is banned because it talks of cloning and that is bad! it is banned because it talks of cloning and that is bad!
Hats are banned in school because they have logos. when they have ANY logo it will be banned because it mean you look like your in a gang
it is not banned it is controversal because it is not school compliant
because he banned someone for no reason
there is no answer because it should be banned.
it was banned because of the poor conditions and many people died because of it.
because you be mean to them or they did it because is fun but you should not banned them for fun. my username is teddy1356
It was banned because it was considered to be too radical.
they should be banned because there very unhealthy
People want satellites banned because of spying issues like they can photograph you where ever you go and ruin our privacy. More importantly the military uses of satellites scare people. Like spying on secret military bases or technology. Lastly powerful lasers could potentially fry military troops and vehicles and destroy major communications satellites. -Super Llama
Cigarettes should be banned because they can damage your lungs.
The hunting of tigers is banned because they are an endangered species.
Because of the big scary walrus.
i think jj5x5 is banned from roblox because he hacked
he was banned because he got banished from the king