As a veteran of the Armed Forces, I must say that to repeal this law will be extremely injurious to the morale of the troops and will shatter the cohesion of units. The military is supposed to be apolitical, so to make this a political debate is absolutely preposterous. This sentiment was agreed upon by more than 1,000 high ranking retired military officers who strongly disagree with the proposal to repeal the law.
I firmly believe that all the rules and standards established by the military are to promote efficiency and best fufill the mission. There is no room in the military for outward displays of sexuality, be it homosexual or heterosexual. At the end of the day, what it comes down to is the ability to be able to trust the person you're serving alongside without the added worry of sexual tension.
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