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Homophobic 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' survey questions?


Gay rights organizations are up in arms over a Pentagon survey on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," claiming that some of the questions put to U.S. servicemembers are "homophobic."

The surveys, emailed to 400-thousand active duty, national guard and reserve forces includes questions like;

"IF A WARTIME SITUATION MADE IT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO SHARE A ROOM, BERTH OR FIELD TENT WITH SOMEONE YOU BELIEVE TO BE A GAY OR LESBIAN SERVICEMEMBER, WHICH ARE YOU MOST LIKELY TO DO?

  • TAKE NO ACTION
  • DISCUSS HOW WE EXPECTED EACH OTHER TO BEHAVE
  • TALK TO A CHAPLAIN OR MENTOR
  • TALK TO A LEADER TO SEE IF I HAVE OTHER OPTIONS
  • OTHER

"IF DONT ASK DONT TELL IS REPEALED AND YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO BATHROOM FACILITIES WITH OPEN BAY SHOWER WITH A GAY OR LESBIAN SERVICE MEMBER...?_

  • TAKE NO ACTION
  • USE SHOWER AT DIFFERENT TIME

There's also a question asking servicemembers if a gay or lesbian member moved into military housing with a same-sex partner, would they pick up their family and move out.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell will hold an on-the-record, but off-camera brief shortly to answer the homophobe charge. Stay tuned.