Palm Center Blog
|May 8, 2012|
Jeremy Johnson talks about the challenges of rejoining & serving in the military as a service member who was previously discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Myths and Facts
Research on openly gay service is extensive, and includes over half a century of evidence gathered by independent researchers and the U.S. military itself, as well as the study of the experience of foreign militaries. The U.S. military’s own researchers have consistently found that openly gay service does not undermine cohesion, and the military has repeatedly sought to condemn or suppress these conclusions when they emerged. Yet no research has ever shown that open homosexuality impairs military readiness.