This quote at the very bottom of the Wall Street Journal Article on Tuesday reveals quite plainly that this controversy was never really about equal rights in the military but about legitimizing and propagandizing the lifestyle in society:
Congress struck down the ban late last year, with its act to take effect 60 days after the military announced that the repeal wouldn’t hinder the readiness of the armed forces. The military spent much of this year putting some 2.3 million service members through an hourlong training course.
Some advocacy groups had grown impatient after the congressional vote. But Alex Nicholson, executive director of Servicemembers United and a former soldier discharged in 2002 under the policy, said the military’s deliberate approach was likely to pay dividends in the years to come.
“Two million of America’s most conservative youth went through this training,” Mr. Nicholson said. “The seven months provided an unprecedented opportunity to train and educate people about the gay and lesbian community. It was an opportunity to realize the normalcy of the gay community.