October 19th, 2010
03:59 PM ET

Recruiters can accept openly gay and lesbian candidates

The Pentagon has advised recruiting commands that they can accept openly gay and lesbian recruit candidates, given the recent federal court decision that bars the military from expelling openly gay service members, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.

The recruiters were told that if a candidate admits he or she is openly gay, and qualify under normal recruiting guidelines, their application can be processed. Recruiters are not allowed to ask candidates if they are gay as part of the application process.

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  1. Leon

    it doesn't surprisd me that this nation breeds dysfunction, mainly because of poor role models in the government, the church, the schools, and the media who have created a culture of dysfunction, by immersion into the most basic and most sacred unit...the family.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:49 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. John

    I'm in Iraq now. and I dont have a problem with gays serving but they need to make guidelines of the housing of single soldiers. We live in 2 man CHUs and if I can back from a 3 day mission and find my room mate in bed with another guy i'd flip out and get angry. that's just something i don't want to see. but if they put 2 gays/lesbians in the same rooms it's no so much of a problem. cause i wouldn't get mad at my friend if i came back and saw him with a female soldier but not another man, and a lot of soldiers wouldn't like it either. The man thing i don't see going right is in the Army atleast we pick on eachother hard, and we search hard and long to pick on people. and we pick on eachother being gay when we aren't. now if a gay were in the Army it's not hard to find something to make fun of them and we'd pick and pick and pick on them. Now were no supposed to do that but you know junior soldiers when not supervised will be slodiers. we all mean fun and games but sometimes people get offended and angry and it causes problems. so people got to beable to understand that people will make un of you and you just gotta brush it off and Charlie Mike.

    October 20, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. phil

    According to the latest studies, 15% of US are experienced gays. That's a lot of votes. So how do we lure them out into the open and get them to vote for us at the same time?

    October 20, 2010 at 7:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Gilbert

    What a disgrace

    October 20, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
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