Repealing DADT would present a low risk, low risk Johnny Boy, to the armed forces' ability to carry out their mission.And, some 70% of service members believe it would have little or no effect on their units.
From the Washington Post:
According to a survey sent to 400,000 service members, 69 percent of those responding reported that they had served with someone in their unit who they believed to be gay or lesbian. Of those who did, 92 percent stated that their unit's ability to work together was very good, good, or neither good nor poor, according to the sources.Of course, Gramps and Miss Lindsey will focus only on the idea of those surveyed overall--and between 40- and 60-percent of the Marine Corps--express concern about the repeal, or predicted a negative reaction, but the fact is that gay men and women have been serving in the military forever, and now we see that even members of the military, and military leaders, want discrimination to end.
Combat units reported similar responses, with 89 percent of Army combat units and 84 percent of Marine combat units saying they had good or neutral experiences working with gays and lesbians.