SOUNDBITES

‘But the military was instrumental in insisting that this ban is necessary’

SOUNDBITES — “The military has been passing the buck to Congress by saying, ‘This is a congressional issue; we’re simply following the law.’ But the military was instrumental in insisting that this ban is necessary. [… The policy] is not just a social issue, it’s a national security issue in that we are losing people we can’t afford to lose.” — Nathaniel Frank, author of Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America [LAT]