Argument: Gay military service is not widely accepted in US
A statement issued by the retired officers in March, 2009: "We see a great many downsides to attempting to enforce on the military something I don't know is widely accepted in American society."
"EDITORIAL: Please don't ask again." Washington Times. October 13, 2009: "The consensus in the military [...] is in the other direction. The most recent Military Times survey showed that 58 percent of military respondents oppose a policy change, and 24 percent said they would either leave the military (10 percent) or consider terminating their careers after serving their tours of duty (14 percent)."