Thursday, October 28, 2010

WaPo: Majority of American Troops Would NOT Oppose Serving With Gays, Survey Finds

"A majority of active-duty and reserve service members surveyed by the Defense Department would not object to serving and living alongside openly gay troops, according to multiple people familiar with the findings," reports the Washington Post. "Some troops surveyed - but not a majority - objected strongly to the idea of serving with gays and said they would quit the military if the policy changed, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly share details of the survey. The survey's results are expected to be included in a Pentagon report, due to President Obama on Dec. 1, regarding how the military would end enforcement of the don't ask, don't tell law that bans openly gay men and lesbians from serving in uniform. Defense Department officials did not respond to requests for comment." READ MORE