So, let me get this straight (no pun intended): Gay troops can go to an area where there is open homosexual activity and can be seen by courtesy patrols but, according to your March 13 article "South Korean bar district offers a safe haven for gay troops," the patrols "can’t enforce U.S. laws or military regulations off post." However, they can be sure to stop a heterosexual male from entering a bar that has suspected "juicy girl" activity and ban that place as off limits.

So, if a gay servicemember can go to a bar and it could be said that that activity may violate the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy, and yet not be challenged by security forces, then why is it that the same cannot be applied to the troops who might visit a "juicy bar"? Just because they’re there doesn’t mean they might be engaging in any activities that may go against the Trafficking in Persons, or TIP, policy.

I wonder: If "don’t ask, don’t tell" is repealed, will those same TIP rules apply for businesses that have homosexual TIP workers, or will that only apply for heterosexuals?

Dwayne CornellYokosuka, Japan

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