Gays will serve openly one day
Concerning "Policy shift logistically difficult" (letter, Oct. 13), the writer assumes that all gay people will jump up and say, "I am gay."
Chances are, you won’t even know the person showering next to you is gay. Roommates may be an issue over time; however, unless there is bias involved, it shouldn’t be a problem.
One difficulty, however, will be sexual harassment outside living areas. The military still has not contained this behavior, and allowing gays to openly advance desires will compound the issue (if attracted, it is human nature to advance, this includes gay-on-gay sexual harassment). Before you bash me for the last statement, who out there can guarantee there will be no additional harassment?
Everyone has a right to live his life, but as long as two wars are going on, and the military continues to stretch itself with ongoing deployments (just look at all the behavior-related incidents), it is doubtful that sexual harassment will be contained. Gays will eventually be able to serve openly, just wait until things calm down.
Don ParkerCamp Slayer, Iraq