Argument: Rationale for military ban on gays is a shifting target
Anna Quindlen. "The End Of An Error". Newsweek. April 4, 2009 - The rationale behind keeping gays out of the military has always been a moving target, since there is not a scintilla of data or evidence to support it. First there were claims of security risks, then the spread of disease. Eventually there was something called unit cohesion, an argument that soldiers did not want to serve with gay service members and therefore would not perform properly if forced to do so.