The Rights of Homesexuals to Serve in the Military Essay

Good Essays

After the eighteen long years of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which limits gays from being open about their sexuality in the military services, was finally brought to its end. President Barack Obama signed the reverse of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on December 22, 2010. It was also stated that “The services will no longer separate service members under DADT (U.S. Department of Defense). Nevertheless, homosexuals should have the opportunity to serve in the military because the job had nothing to do with anyone’s sexual orientation.
The plan was first announced in 1993 as a compromise after President Bill Clinton wanted to remove the military’s ban on gays. Though, Congress had its opponents on the turn and so were some …show more content…

The Military Times Poll found that about ten percent of servicemen would want to leave if gays were finally allowed to serve openly in the forces (Bowman). Yet, with each discharge of gays in the army, commission displays that taxpayers are remarkably paying around $360 million that aids the new replacements in the tasks or jobs in which the gays had before. According to the studies of U.C.L.A., “…lifting the ban could increase the number of active-duty personnel by more than 40,000.” As well, on 2006 a poll exposed that only three quarters of the soldiers that were coming back home from Iraq and Afghanistan disclosed that they had nothing against gays and they remained “personally comfortable” with them. Numerous of soldiers knew somebody that was gay in their base and self-proclaimed that their existence had nothing unpleasant or disturbing towards them (Barr 22).
If somebody is placing their life on the line to protect and serve our country then who are we to take that right away from them or judge them for who they are. The only thing that should be judged in anyone’s life is how they perform or do well on their job. For years many gays have proficient high quality work in the military, yet later discharged instantly after their sexual orientation is exposed; and no longer are their work praised for or

Get Access