VIDEO: NBC News report finds no problems with open service since DADT’s repeal
In a piece titled “Gays in the Military,” NBC News reporter Jim Maceda took a look at how America’s military has adapted in the year since President Barack Obama signed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
Maceda visited with Task Force Bulldog on patrol in eastern Afghanistan, noting that it is the kind of combat unit that critics had warned would implode if DADT was repealed. He found, instead, that nothing really has changed except that Staff Sgt. Chris Bostik, on his third combat tour, is a squad leader and is openly gay.
Bostik said that everyone in his squad knows he is gay. “They know who I am and what I stand for,” Bostik told NBC.
One of his straight buddies said Bostik’s sexual orientation was no big deal. “If you want to fight for our country, I don’t care what you do,” he said.
Maceda said that so far, there were no reports of incidents like hazing or gay bashing.
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