The Pentagon ain’t about telling. Not when it comes to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, at least.
Government officials insist they’re still booting bent soldiers, yet they refuse to “speculate” on why discharge numbers dropped since the war began. Gay activists claim the military no longer wants to fire flamers, but the Pentagon maintains its doing its discriminatory duty. From an official statement:
The Department will continue to follow congressional mandate on homosexual conduct. This law requires the Department of Defense to separate from the armed forces members who engage in or attempt to engage in homosexual acts; state they are homosexual or bisexual; or marry or attempt to marry a person of the same biological sex.
This does nothing to explain why openly gay soldier Darren Manzella continues to fight alongside his straight comrades.