I used to be a big advocate of the “repeal” end of the argument – until I really started thinking about it. Now I’m not quite so sure.
A) The military is, IMHO, the worst organization for homophobia (outside of religion, obviously).
B) We’ve already seen the ridiculous bureaucratic nightmare it takes to change the military’s policy on DADT.
So… what if the repeal of DADT completely backfires? The GLBT people so intent on serving openly end up getting beaten daily or worse? And it takes years to repeal the repeal of DADT?
Now, I don’t know an amazing amount about the military – it’s possible that I am utterly wrong about their reaction.
But do we want to take that risk?
I’m all for equality, as I’m sure EVERYONE who knows me is aware, but not at the risk of human life. That’s a problem.
What do you think?