The testimony from each of the service chiefs on Capitol Hill will be crucial to the debate in Congress on whether to repeal the 17-year-old law, which bans gays from serving openly in the military."
This could be a touchy little exchange on the Hill. The "military's top uniformed officers" are not going to be for anything that allows gays to serve openly. There's to much testosterone and machoness in the military psyche to allow for anything not manly to be accepted. Mind you, this isn't a completely bad thing. If you're going to be fighting and killing the enemy you need to be a rough and tough, kick-ass SOB. This predicates on a specific mentality, one that is not comfortable with homosexuality. One would hope that someday reason and intelect will prevail on this topic but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
And by "soon" I mean within the next three hundred years or so.