SIRS, "New Scrutiny of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy"
by Gordon Lubold
The policy, created in 1993, which keeps openly declared homosexuals from serving in the army, is coming under new scrutiny in Washington. A move has begun to lift this ban, but the article says that a change is unlikely to occur anytime soon, given the political explosiveness of the issue. Representatives believe that it will be an uphill climb for their argument against the policy. In the article, it gives statistics on how many military personnel have been discharged or voluntarily left because of this ridiculous ban. It even states how comfortable 73% of the current military is with homosexuals in the army. The general jist of the article is that the support for lifting this ban is gaining as time goes by, and that hopefully there should be a change in the near future.