An internal Pentagon study has found that most U.S. troops and their families don't care whether gays are allowed to serve openly and think the policy of "don't ask, don't tell" could be done away with, according to officials familiar with its findings.So let's go down the list - the Democrats and the administration want DADT repealed, Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants DADT repealed, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen wants DADT repealed, and now a majority of troops won't mind if DADT is repealed, leaving Republicans the only ones who want to keep the 17-year-old discriminatory law on the books.
The survey results were expected to be used by gay rights advocates to bolster their argument that the 1993 law on gays could be repealed immediately with little harm done to the military. But the survey also was expected to reveal challenges the services could face in overturning the long-held policy, including overcoming fierce opposition in some parts of the military even if they represent a minority.
Details on the survey results were still scarce Thursday, with the Pentagon declining to discuss the findings until after Dec. 1 when it rolls out its own plan for repeal.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Majority Of Troops Accepting Of Gays
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