As a result of legislative limbo regarding military policy, gay military service members have been revealing their identities to peers but are reluctant to come out to military leadership.
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The 2010 Informal Policy for Gays in the Military

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As of Oct 2010, military officials began accepting applications from openly gay and lesbian recruits, marking a significant change in the historical military tolerance toward openly gay service members.

Even as the battle for gay rights in the military is fought in Congress, by late 2010, front-lines changes began to be enacted, according to popular demand.

THE FRONT LINES OF MILITARY RECRUITMENT

As a result of legislative limbo regarding military policy, gay military service members have been revealing their identities to peers but are reluctant to come out to military leadership. Gay rights groups support the decision to stay in the closet until clear decisions are made, fearing backlash if DADT is reinstated.

Recruiters have also been told to inform potential recruits that the moratorium on DADT enforcement could be reversed at any time, if the ruling is appealed or the court grants a stay. Reveal your identity to the military now, and it could be used against you in the future.

DISCHARGED GAY SERVICEMEMBERS RE-ENLIST

As a result of the Pentagon's direction for the military to accept openly gay recruits for the first time in the nation's history, some military service members previously discharged for being gay began the process to re-enlist.

According to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, policy changes towards gays in the military have already been a source of confusion. For example, in Pensacola, Fla., Marines have been given no direction regarding admitting gay service members.

California resident Randy Miller tried to re-enlist after being discharged from the Army in 2006 under DADT policy. Miller was turned away from the local Army recruiting station by two staff sergeants who said they had not heard about the Pentagon's orders. However, Miller continued on to the Navy recruiter's office where he was allowed to start the process of re-enlisting.



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