April 25, 1993 |
Much of the current debate over gays and lesbians in the U.S. armed forces has been entirely irrelevant to the genuine problems posed by excluding them. Opponents of lifting the ban on homosexuals in the military talk incessantly of the problems posed by gays' announcing their sexuality. This betrays an appalling ignorance of how the ban actually functions. Ever since the anti-gay regulations were first enacted in 1943, they created a dilemma for military investigators. How do you find gays?