President Clinton signed a bill known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's purpose was to allow homosexuals to serve in the military so long as they kept it quiet. They could still be denied entry or thrown out if they were open about it, but DADT forbade the military from asking about it so they could throw them out.
Recently, Congress voted to repeal it. This is big news and everyone thinks it's important. I have a news flash for you all that no one seems to want to discuss.
It doesn't matter. It didn't matter when Clinton signed it in and it won't matter when Obama signs it out.
I bet you want to know why it doesn't matter. I'll tell you and then you can go Google it for yourself.
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
The key phrase for the homosexual crowd that believes that the repeal of DADT means they can do whatever with whoever openly is: with another person of the same or opposite sex.
They can repeal DADT all day long but the Uniform Code of Military Justice hasn't changed. You have a homosexual relationship with another person and you have committed a court martial offense. That's right kiddies, if you're a homosexual serving in the United States Military, you are a criminal under the UCMJ. No one wants to discuss that.
Courtesy of West's Encyclopedia of American Law:
The word sodomy has acquired different meanings over time. Under the common law, sodomy consisted of anal intercourse. Traditionally courts and statutes have referred to it as a "crime against nature" or as copulation "against the order of nature." In the United States, the term eventually encompassed oral sex as well as anal sex. The crime of sodomy was classified as a felony.
So, there you have it. No matter what Congress and the President do with DADT, it doesn't matter to the military because under the UCMJ it is a crime, punishable by court martial, to have a homosexual relationship.