And there was me thinking it would be reasonable questions like ‘how would you feel if you knew that you wouldn’t be informed if your spouse was injured or killed in action?’ or ‘on a scale of one to ten, how likely would you be to keep your relation a secret to allow your spouse to serve in the military?’
This is disgusting. LGB secretly serve and die for their country in the US, they are honoured providing they don’t come out. So now the American government feel justified in asking if these brave men and women can serve and die while being allowed to be their true selves? Do they ready need permission to be Gay or Lesbian, when many are/have laying/laid down their lives to protect their country?
The American government should be hanging their heads in shame and bowing to these people for the incredible work they have do.
Respect is clearly too big a word for the American leaders to learn!
This survey is irrelevant to the principle of equal treatment. A deliberate undermining ploy. The questions blatantly invite negative answers. They wouldn’t dare ask ‘military spouses’ if they would ask wife or hubby to leave the forces or ‘feel comfortable’ about the presence of ethnic or religious minorities. Disgusting.
They really are making a mountain out of a molehill here. Just repeal it already. The UK has no such policy and nobody cares whether you’re gay or not! The men and women are here to do a job and that’s all that matters over here! Why can’t the US just do the same?
Any day now I’m expecting the Pentagon to send ME a questionnaire asking my views …. and I’m not even American!!!! This is just time-wasting cowardice by the Pentagon … they’re probably wondering who they can ask next, waste a few more million dollars and postpone having to have the balls to repeal this odious piece of legislation.
They have no business taking a poll before reversing a discriminatory policy. Reverse it already! I got kicked out 30 years ago – the only reason is because I’m a lesbian. No civilized nation should still have such a policy