QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEREEvery military branch dismissed a disproportionate number of women in 2008 under the policy banning openly gay servicemembers.
I really hate it when this gets said (underlined part) in regard to DADT because it implies that gay service members can serve in the military so long as they are not open about their sexual orientation. This is simply not true.
The armed forces policy in regard to homosexuality bans service members regardless if they are openly gay or not. It bans homosexuals from serving, period. The code does not make any exceptions for being closedly gay.
As an example, if you look at the actual code it states that a service member is not to engage in homosexual acts at all while serving, this includes in private life for the entire time a person is serving.
As another example, it states that attempting to marry or be married to someone of the same-sex is ground for discharge as well.