Choice argument not relevant
If you can stand one more letter regarding homosexuals serving in the military, I had to write in response to the March 15 letter "It’s not prejudice." I could not let the sentence "I ‘chose’ my heterosexual relationship" stand. For the letter writer to say he chose a heterosexual relationship implies that at one point he was equally sexually attracted to both sexes and consciously made a choice of women. I can only speak from my own experience when I say that I never have been sexually attracted to a woman. Never. I like men; always have, always will.
Let’s not confuse the issue of whether gays should openly serve in the military with the false assumption that if only homosexuals had chosen better, everything would be OK. Gay people are gay. Now the only thing that remains in question is whether this is detrimental to military readiness. Show me factual evidence, not societal bias.
Lisa LangloisStuttgart, Germany