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Findlaw (AP): “The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network said Thursday that troops could be accidentally outed by answering the survey. Also, the group says the Defense Department has not agreed to give immunity to anyone inadvertently identified as gay by the poll.”
Christian Science Monitor: “Don’t ask, don’t tell doesn’t fly with NATO members, except Turkey and the US. NATO nations now allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. But 53 nations, including North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, and Syria, ban homosexuals from military service.”
Stars and Stripes focuses on the issue here by looking at benefits, bunks, jobs, worship, and training. Greg Scott of the Alliance Defense Fund is quoted: “Much of the military’s sensitivity training is conducted by chaplains . . . and a chaplain who believes that homosexual behavior is harmful and sinful can hardly train people to accept it.” Bob Maginnis of the Family Research Council is also quoted.
GayPolitics.com reports: Servicemembers Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis has rejected a new plan to study the implications of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” before the Obama administration attempts to repeal the policy . . . What we don’t …