Pentagon Releases DADT Study Results
As it turns out, we won't set off a giant glitter bomb if gays are allowed to serve openly in the military. So says the finally release pentagon report which also dismisses stereotypes about gays trying to check out each others junk in the shower. Looks like all those 'predatory gay' scare tactics used by the right really don't hold much weight.
Here's a summary of the result via ThinkProgress:
- 70% of Service members said they would be able to “work together to get the job done” with a gay servicemember in their immediate units.
- 69% said they worked in a unit with a co-worker that they believed to be homosexual.
- 92% stated that their unit’s “ability to work together,” with a gay person was “very good, “good” or “neither good nor poor.” (89% for those in Army combat arms units, 84% for those in Marine combat arms units.)
- 74% of spouses of military service-members say repeal of DADT would have no impact on their view of whether their husbands or wives should continue to serve.
- 30% overall (and 40–60% in the Marine Corps and in various combat arms specialties) expressed negative views or concerns about the impact of a repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Does this mean that a repeal isn't far off? Seems like there's not much more to argue about at this point, but you never know when it comes to bias.
Here's hoping though.
To read the full report (all 267 pages of it), click here.
Graph courtesy of JoeMyGod.