Gays in the Military
The subject of Gays in the military has been debated over many
times by many people. When dealing with whether or not gays should
be allowed in the military the simple question of, Do they want to be
in the military?, must be answered. After this question is answered you
can begin analyzing the problem.
The answer to the question, Do gays want to be in the military?,
is an unquestioned yes. Gays would be proud and determined to
protect this beautiful country in which we live. I personally am
confused as to why there is even a question of whether or not gays
should be allowed to protect and die for a country they love. I do
understand however the question of where should they live, both in the
field and at their home base. It is hard for a man or women to get
undressed in front of someone of the same sex, that may be looking at
them with different eyes. When I say different eyes I mean a man
looking at a man and thinking wow he's cute, or a women looking at a
women and thinking the same thing. It would be very awkward for
non-gay soldiers to deal with this problem.
Any political issue deals with people, and the gays in the
military controversy is no different.Joe Steffan was kicked out of
Annapolis one week before graduation after revealing he was gay.
Alan Schindler was a gay man in the Navy. He was brutally murdered
when some of his shipmates found out he was gay. Events like these
can only be avoided by education and communication of what
homosexuality is and how to deal with people who are homosexual.
The segregation of gays and lesbians in the military should be limited
to living quarters and that should be the extent of it. The following is
the 1993 National Board Policy on lesbians and gays in the military;
1993 National Board Policy
LESBIANS AND GAYS IN THE MILITARY
WHEREAS, President Clinton has taken thefirst steps toward ending