Pentagon: Letting openly gay troops serve won't hurt military
November 30th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

Pentagon: Letting openly gay troops serve won't hurt military

Letting openly gay or lesbian troops serve in the military would have little lasting impact on the U.S. armed forces, a major Pentagon review has found, several sources familiar with the results told CNN Tuesday.

Putting an end to "don't ask, don't tell," would have "some limited and isolated disruption to unit cohesion and retention," the year-long study found, but the effects would not be long-lasting or widespread.

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  1. Sgt. Slaughter

    I agree that nobody is born gay. Its a choice.

    There is no genetic link to gayness. If there were, then there could be a prenatal genetic test to allow expecting parents to have a "CHOICE". I WONDER HOW MANY WOULD CHOOSE TO ABORT IF GIVEN THE CHOICE????

    December 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mary

    I know I would abort a gay boy

    December 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Gaymo for President

    The oval office needs redecorated anyhow. Only one thing on the downside. Instead of Bill getting some of his goo on his desk and on Monica, we will have Gaymo getting some of his poo on his desk and on whomever becomes the first lady/dude.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Cieje Valentine

    The way I see it is I wouldn't want another dude getting his jollies from looking at me in the showers, unless I can do the same to a female soldier as well. It's not fair to the HETEROs to have to deal with that kind of tension but not to benefit in the same way. CO-ED platoons! That's the ticket!

    December 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Nexus

    How would you like to be gay?

    Do people grow up wanting to be gay?
    Or is it kind of like a disease that you can't get rid of? Maybe gays should be covered under Americans with Disabilities Act??

    Then the could get fixed.

    We need to do some research on that genetic testing thing....

    December 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Nexus

    Do people grow up wanting to be gay?
    Or is it kind of like a disease that you can't get rid of? Maybe gays should be covered under Americans with Disabilities Act??

    Then the could get fixed.

    We need to do some research on that genetic testing thing....

    December 1, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Nexus

    Its just a sick choice...
    Do people grow up wanting to be gay?
    Or is it kind of like a disease that you can't get rid of? Maybe gays should be covered under Americans with Disabilities Act??

    Then the could get fixed.

    We need to do some research on that genetic testing thing....

    December 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Nexus

    Yes Valentine

    And NO GAY GYM TEACHERS OR COACHES IN THE CHILDRENS LOCKER ROOMS EITHER

    SICK F-CKS

    December 1, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Nexus

    @ Valentine

    You're right and for the same reasons

    And NO GAY GYM TEACHERS OR COACHES IN THE CHILDRENS LOCKER ROOMS EITHER

    Protect our children too....
    SICK F-CKS

    December 1, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Melissa

    Um... If you're not born gay and it's a choice, then you can't be born straight... That would be a choice too. Sorry guys, but your idiotic theory just got tossed out the window.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. really?

    If the military can afford to discharge over 14,000 servicemen and women because they're gay, why are they running ads to try to get their enlistments up?

    December 1, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. kim

    What happen to the romans wasnt there military mostly gay. I wonder somewhere in the future will someone ask hey what happen to america wasnt there military mostly gay.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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