Sources claim that a Pentagon study has found that the majority of US service members would accept serving with gay colleagues.
Although the results of the survey about the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military is only due to be released in December, the US media reports that some of the results have been leaked.
While some troops reportedly said that they would not be comfortable with gay colleagues and would quit if the policy was repealed it appears as if the majority would not object.
Around 103,000 personnel are believed to have responded to the survey thus far.
The study is part of the Department of Defence’s assessment of how best to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law.