Alex Pareene writes on Salon.com:
The Pentagon is surveying 400,000 active troops on how they would handle a potential repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” It is kind of a mess.
Some gay rights groups are concerned that the gay and lesbian service members could inadvertently out themselves by filling it out. The survey is sorta-mostly anonymous, but the Defense Department will not provide immunity to anyone outed. On the other hand, if LGBT service members don’t fill it out, the results could be weighted in favor of semi-anonymous homophobia.
As for the content of the survey? Well, it’s got questions like this:
“If Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed and you are assigned to bathroom facilities with an open bay shower that someone you believe to be a gay or lesbian Service member also used, which are you most likely to do? Mark 1.”
- “Take no action;
- “Use the shower at a different time than the Service member I thought to be gay or lesbian;
- “Discuss how we expect each other to behave and conduct ourselves;
- “Talk to a chaplain, mentor, or leader about how to handle the situation;
- “Talk to a leader to see if I had other options;
- “Something else;
- “Don’t know.”
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