All military institutions are based on various common principles, one of which, and probably the most important, is building morale. Morale is of utmost importance in keeping our soldiers, both here and abroad, motivated and focused. One of the biggest ob stacles to keeping our soldiers morale high is allowing gays to remain in service. Heterosexual soldiers don't have any experience with fellow soldiers who happen to be gay. Anxiety and fear may result, impairing their ability to serve our country to the best of their ability. Therefore, our current policy should not be changed.
This article was written by a Policy Analyst at The Heritage Foundation. He discusses three detrimental effects of homosexuals in the armed services: "Unit cohesion is weakened," "Professionalism is undermined," and "The risk of AIDS in the services is increased." [Recommended by Dawn Burden.]
This article, which is provided by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, gives the status of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" policy in the Circuit Court of Appeals. It states that despite the current policy, commanders continue to ask, pursue and harass. [Recommended by Anna Lisa Perez.]
The Catholic Church will never approve of homosexuality on the basis of sex being for procreation of life. The Church cannot put a homosexual partnership on the same footing as a heterosexual marriage. [Recommended by Laura Matthies.]
This list of Web links is provided by a Canadian organization of gay and lesbian Roman Catholics. [Recommended by Laura Matthies.]
This was written by a retired Lt. Colonel who supports the continuation of banning homosexuals from the military. It explains why the law and the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy is contradictory. [Recommended by LaLaunie Hayes.]
Discusses if perhaps it might be better for gays to remain silent about their sexuality to avoid any conflicts in general: also talks about the subsequent advantages of Clinton's "Don't Tell" policy.
Dicusses the attitudes of college students toward gays in the military.
Contrasts and compares present-day homosexual servicemen with those serving during World War II.
An excellent book telling the personal stories of gays and lesbians who served in the Armed Forces, and the obstacles they faced.