The real reason this argument is crap is because, historically speaking, the US is ALWAYS at war. Quite literally, the repeal would never happen then. Furthermore, the opponents haven't managed to provide any specific reasons why the repeal would lead to any loss of life, or why they should realistically think it would.
I'm aware that were almost always engaged somewhere doing something, but not at the level we're currently engaged in, and that is my primary concern. And no, there's no proof saying this will cost lives, but the potential is there and I don't feel it's a risk that needs to be added to the current situation.
I bet you don't even realize how much this post wreaks of homophobia and heterosexual privilege, and that's sad.
I was talking about homophobia, not homosexuality. If you read it how it was meant and still find it offensive, I apologize.
I was raised in a somewhat religious environment where sex was meant for procreation and was not supposed to be pleasurable. After my parents got divorced my dad joined a very conservative baptist church, where I was told that if I was a bad boy I would be sent to hell where demons would ram things up my ass for all of eternity. So yea, I was raised to believe homosexuality was a bad thing. However, I've grown up and realized that someone's lifestyle is their own business and it isn't my place to judge. But the whole thing goes right back to my initial point, homophobia isn't going to change over night.
But again, I apologize. I've intentionally chosen my words carefully throughout my posts because I am not overly knowledgeable of the lifestyle and I wasn't trying to offend anyone.
But what you have failed to demonstrate is why that justifies keeping homosexuals out of the military. We don't do the same thing for race, why should we for orientation?
I never said homosexuals should be kept out of the military, I said I don't think the timing is right for DADT to be repealed. Homophobia, regardless of it's cause, is not something that is going to go away with the flip of a switch. It takes time for someone to change their way of thinking, especially if that way of thinking is due to years of hatred, bigotry, or denial.
The fact that psychological screening isn't standard in the military is already a significant problem. The fact that you would make a "lol budget" argument just shows how out of sync you are, and you are a part of the military?
I'm not a part of the military, I'm a military spouse, which I've previously stated. I signed up the same time my wife did but I didn't go in for several reasons. Although living and working on military bases gives me a perspective on military operation most civilians don't get to see.