- Politics and Social Issues
Gays in the Military, not a Wise Idea
I have been in the military for over 12 years and I will give my view as to why gays should not be allowed in the military.
I respect anyone's lifestyle as long as it does not interfere with mine. I respect the fact that there are gay people that want to serve in the military, they want to do their duty like any patriotic individual would and I do not see a problem with that. The issue that I see is that it would affect the morale and structure of how the military works.
One example is the United States Marines, we have separate boot camp facilities for women and men. They do everything the same, except that they do it separately and the reason is that if they were placed together in training it would be a distraction to what the training is about.
There have been many cases in the Army basic training where problems have arised because male and female trainees perform training together. I do not think there would be anything to discourage an 18 year old male from being distracted from females in the same training.
There would be many instances where open gays in the military would be a distraction. Where would they train? If a female recruit is gay would she train with females, would the other females be comfortable. Same case would be apply for gay males in the military as well. Single bachelor housing would be another issue, there are always two or more sharing rooms when it comes to single military personnel on base, woulld there be peace in that room, I thnk not.
So with all these issues I have to ask. What are the alternatives? Will there be special provisions for gay personnel? Will it be business as usual? There are many things to ponder. I just think it should not happen.
Let me clarify that I in no way would discriminate against gays if they are allowed in the military, would I feel uncomfortable, probably but I would follow my commander in chief rules and regulations even if I do not agree with them