A study instructs not to apply the gay ban in the military

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A study instructs not to apply the gay ban in the military

  1. 1. A study instructs not to apply the gay ban in the military
  2. 2. <ul><li>Pentagon unveiled a study that doesn't expect any significant impact if the gay ban in the military was ended.
  3. 3. This gives the boost to President Obama's insistence on the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy.
  4. 4. This study minimizes concerns among the lawmakers and about the third of the military. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The President called for the swift action by Congress.
  6. 6. The Republicans in the senate are threatening to block him if he pushes the rights of the gay military men .
  7. 7. &quot;I call on the Senate to act as soon as possible so I can sign this repeal into law this year and ensure that Americans who are willing to risk their lives for their country are treated fairly and equally,&quot; are the exact words of the Obama's statement. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Top U.S. generals voiced concern about the fallout on U.S. forces fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  9. 9. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned they would need plenty of time to prepare for integration of openly serving gays and lesbians.
  10. 10. Gates told the reporters that “an abundance of care and preparation is required if we are to avoid a disruptive -- and potentially dangerous -- impact on the performance of those serving at the 'tip of the spear' in America's wars”. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Since 1993, when the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” was introduced, 13000 men and women have been expelled from the army.
  12. 12. The study states that the rise in promiscuity and similar notions are exaggerations.
  13. 13. Also, the study sees no reason for the separate quarters and showers for the gay and lesbian soldiers. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>It recommended a training program to educate soldiers on the implications of lifting the ban.
  15. 15. Gates refused to say how long such training might take but warned that an immediate end to the ban through court action would be &quot;dangerous.&quot;
  16. 16. The nine month study concluded that our army is able to do this even during the time of war though. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>A survey was conducted on over 115,000 troops.
  18. 18. Solid majority stated that the repeal would not affect their service.
  19. 19. 69% said that they have already worked with homosexual.
  20. 20. Significant 30% expressed negative views or concerns about repeal.
  21. 21. The figure was higher in the Marine Corps. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>The biggest percentage of those that are against is among the 3,000 chaplains.
  23. 23. Many of them consider homosexuality an abomination.
  24. 24. Plenty of Republicans consider these polls tainted since the White House openly expressed it's views. </li></ul>

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