The Department of Defense posted to their blog, that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Inbox soliciting anonymous comments from military personal about gays and lesbians is live.
A new online inbox that enables servicemembers and their families to comment anonymously about the impact of a possible repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law has gone live.
The inbox will enable servicemembers and families to offer their thoughts about how a repeal of the law that prohibits gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military might affect military readiness, military effectiveness and unit cohesion, recruiting and retention, and family readiness, a defense official explained.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates created an intradepartment, interservice working group to conduct a fair, objective, comprehensive and dispassionate review of these issues, the official said. The online inbox is one method the group will use to systematically engage with the force and their families.
A non-Defense Department contractor will monitor comments made through the inbox and eliminate any identifiable information inadvertently submitted to ensure anonymity, the official said.
The inbox is posted at http://www.defense.gov/dadt. Respondents must possess an official Common Access Card to provide input.
Whether intentional or not, the entire concept is designed to invite the worst kind of hate, anonymous homophobia.