The Corner

Gays in the Military

Former senator Alan Simpson makes the case for ending the ban on open homosexuals in the armed forces. I thought it was mostly reasonable, although I agreed with the position before I read the op-ed. At one point, though, Simpson seems to suggest that regarding homosexual sex as immoral is “completely out of the mainstream of American thinking,” which seems false.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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