There is a need to institutionalize the opportunity to serve ones country regardless of sexual orientation. Contrary to common wisdom, there are no inherent dangers or inefficiencies whenever these gay people are allowed to serve, in terms of military discipline and unit cohesion, as a fighting unit. Considering that the U. S. military is a volunteer army (the compulsory draft had been removed), then all the more reason why all kinds of people should be allowed to serve their flag as long as they are qualified in terms of educational attainment, physical requirements (height, vision, etc.), mental stability and emotional maturity. There is no reason to discriminate against homosexuals when society as a whole has accepted the fact that gays are normal people like anybody else. In other countries, gays openly serve in their military services without fear of discrimination or any kind of ridicule or subjected to some form of punishment or threats of dismissal. U. S. military top brass and the politicians in Washington D. C. should make the repeal of the DADT policy a permanent fixture so that the United States will be in line with other countries like Great Britain, Israel and Canada. Banning them from military service has no place in todays modern society.
The term queer is variously defined as something that is abnormal, eccentric, unconventional and strange with regards to behavior, habits, actions, language and mannerisms. Queer has entered a common usage in the ordinary language as a slur, referring to members of the sexual minorities consisting of gays and lesbians. This word has been turned around on its head and used instead as a source of gay pride and self-identification by this much-maligned community. Anyone who is not heterosexual is therefore labeled as queer (gay or homosexual) which denotes or connotes a hidden fear termed as homophobia. Originally used as a derogatory term, the word queer since the 1980s, has been used in a more positive