Friday, April 8, 2011

Gates Sees Little Impact on Military from Gay Policy

The Miami Herald reports that while visiting U.S. troops in Iraq, Secretary Gates reassured the troops that allowing gays to serve openly in the military will have little impact on the armed forces.  In response to a question about when the repeal would occur and what the effect would be, Gates is reported to have said: "My guess is you won't see much change at all because the whole thrust of the training is you're supposed to go on treating everybody like you're supposed to be treating everybody now, with dignity, respect and discipline," Gates told the troops. "And the same kind of military discipline that applies to - and regulations that apply to heterosexual relationships - will apply in terms of homosexual relationships."