Well, yes, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) is going to be repealed tomorrow. However, what a lot of people not in the military do not realize is that people can still get kicked out for homosexual acts. The policy of DADT will be gone, but the underlying ruling that people are punished under is the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).
Article 125 – Sodomy
“(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 by punished as a court-martial may direct.”
(1) That the accused engaged in unnatural carnal copulation with a certain other person or with an animal. (Note: Add either or both of the following elements, if applicable)
(2) That the act was done with a child under the age of 16.
(3) That the act was done by force and without the consent of the other person.
It is unnatural carnal copulation for a person to take into that person’s mouth or anus the sexual organ of another person or of an animal; or to place that person’s sexual organ in the mouth or anus of another person or of an animal; or to have carnal copulation in any opening of the body, except the sexual parts, with another person; or to have carnal copulation with an animal.
With that being said, if someone openly admits to being homosexual, and under oath, they admit to the above, they can still receive a dishonorable discharge. Until the UCMJ is amended, there’s still a looming threat of being removed because of one’s sexuality.
Just an FYI from someone in the military...