Ask And Tell: We Don't Care, You're in The Army Now
I can remember having a conversation with a gay veteran of the Vietnam era, when President Clinton first floated the idea of forcing the military to accept gay soldiers in the same way that Truman forced them to accept black soldiers.
He said, When I protested and appeared before my draft board, I told them that I was ineligible because I was a practicing homosexual. I can't remember the board's exact response, it was something like, "get in the back of the truck faggot!"
Only when the military is a career vehicle, does it enforce it's policy of no gay people. In a time of war, when they need bodies and recruitment falls through the floor, does the military embrace equality.