Hey, guess what? Turns out that America's favorite football team, the U.S. Armed Forces, doesn't hate gays nearly as much as some of its own coaches thought! Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal training (whatever that entails — HAHA OBVIOUSLY IT IS BUTTSEX) is apparently going reasonably well…
"I'm looking specifically for issues that might arise coming out of the training, and the reality is that we've not seen them," said Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. "I've asked for feedback… the clear majority of it is very positive."
This attitude is a turnaround for several of the generals who vocally opposed the repeal when it was being debated during last year's lame-duck session.
Last November, Amos said he was concerned about a possible loss of unit cohesion and combat readiness in the case of a repeal.
Maybe it is because more people joining the Armed Forces means less of a chance that straight military members will get deployed to combat zones. Or maybe sometimes people are smarter and better than we think.
Nah, it's probably the first one.
Tags: DADT, James Amos, LGBT, Military