If there is hope for our country, it should be that we are united as one. Repealing the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy will unite us forever. Things were much different now then when it was enacted. Life free from discrimination of any kind should be important to all of us.
It would not change the military as a whole. There is a structure in place and rules to follow like always.
"Oh no, we would have to give them benefits," some would say. Straight people have been abusing the military for years now. They get married so they can get more money, and in some cases they live their separate lives. I know people that have done this. I know that's not the case with the majority.
I remember a story of a woman that was in the Air Force, she knew the girl she shared with was a lesbian. "You stay on yours side, and I'll stay on mine," she told her.
Her response. "What makes you think you're even my type?" That made her think and laugh, and later they became the best of friends.
Keep your religion views to yourself. There is suppose to be a separation of state and church. Unless I was asleep when god came, and personally did a CNN interview. Don't speak for him--or wave a bible in my face.
If they are willing to put their lives on the line for our country, they deserve the respect they are due.
I'm a strong supporter of the gay community, and I remember the first time I entered a gay bar. I saw total freedom for the first time in my life, freedom from persecution. They live lives like we all do, have relationship issues, children like the rest of us. They deserve the same rights as us, marriage too. I know first hand what it's like to be gay I was just over one year ago, I think that makes me bi-sexual. I hate labels and hate people constantly judging everyone else, can't we all just get along.