Argument: Testing gay rights in the military wrongly jeopardizes efficacy
Cal Thomas. "Don't Ask, Tell or Legitimize." Townhall.com. October 15, 2009: "The military should not be a test lab. Pressure is building to put female sailors on submarines, along with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people presumably. That many heterosexuals find homosexual behavior immoral and not conducive to unit cohesion is of no concern to the social wrecking crew. [...] What gay activists apparently don't care about is the effect reshaping the military in their image would have on our ability to fight and defend the country, which, after all, is the purpose of a military."
John McCain said in a letter to Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, on April 16, 2007: "I believe the polarization of personnel and breakdown of unit effectiveness is too high a price to pay for well-intentioned but misguided efforts to elevate the interests of a minority of homosexual servicemembers above those of their units."