The Implications of Ending DADT
Judge Virginia Philips has issued an injunction blocking the military from enforcing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Now homosexuals serving can be open about their sexual orientation (but people are advising them not to because of an appending appeal). Gone is the perk for homosexuals serving secretly in the military: shared showers. Once their out in the open its going to be uncomfortable for their same-gender heterosexual peers. Sharing showers or close quarters is well known to military members but apparently forgotten by those that never served. Ah, but the Gay Activists say that homosexuals will be professional whether its other homosexuals or same-geneder heterosexuals that their are in close quarters with. Fine, so how come heterosexuals are deemed unprofessional between different genders?
Ultimately, there is a cost to lifting DADT that does impact heterosexuals. The Department of Defense doesn’t have the billions to spend to upgrade bases globally to allow separate facilities for the new class of groups to segrate to. You can’t same-gender homosexuals showering or living together any more than you can different-gender heterosexuals right? You can’t risk having a heterosexual female with a man that claims he’s gay as well – there are bisexuals too.
Where is this leading to? STARSHIP TROOPERS. Not the book, the movie with co-ed showers. America may be ready to have soldiers serve openly gay but is it ready to tear down all gender distinctions?
That could be one way to off-set the recruiting hit that our armed forces may take. Recruiters in San Francisco are not flush with volunteers, its the conservative Southern and Midwestern states that often fill the rolls. Will they still turn out?
One has to ask if Judge Phillips really looked at the broader implications of her decision.