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Join Date: May 2007
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Re: Gay Veteran talks to Mitt Romney
I think the real problem is that people are stupid enough to get distracted by gay people. If they are a distraction in the military, I hate to say it, but we might be better off not letting them in combat units. I hate having to admit that this might be the best solution. In any other work place I would say, "Get the fuck over it and deal with it." However people's lives are on the line if they're a combat unit and they need to work as a team. If something is going to be a significant distraction then it needs to be eliminated.
I would need some type of data to consider supporting that opinion. We need to find ways to see if openly gay soldiers will actually have a negative impact on a combat unit. I would be interested in seeing the same thing for women as well.
Right now I don't know enough to make an informed decision. We shouldn't have to segregate the military in any way but if comes to endangering soldiers and military operations or segregating I would have to side with segregating.
The country as a whole needs to get the fuck over being homophobic. It shouldn't be an issue to interact with gay people. If it is in the military then the country's culture as a whole needs to change so we can have gays openly serve.