Here’s the lede from the CNN.com story:
“In an overlooked YouTube video posted on Friday, a spokesman for Barack Obama said the president-elect is committed to ending the policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the U.S. armed forces.”
WIll we get rainbow uniforms as well?
It does not say what, if anything, it will be replaced with, nor when.
As one who has served in the military, I can say that this disturbs me a great deal. It’s not like the military is an “equal opportunity” employer. Plus, our troops need to have everything working in their favor. Right or wrong, if a young man is uncomfortable with the fact his fellow soldier is a homosexual, it detracts from his focus on the mission. Plus it’s not like a gay man or woman can’t join the military.
And what of the transgendered folks? Where will they bivouac? I have a 17-year-old who is considering the military and the new commander-in-chief is NOT inspiring confidence. It’s causing him to have serious reservations and look in other directions.