I honestly believe that the policy is a pain in the ass to deal with and frankly side with the general in his remarks. You cannot run an operation that is duty bound to maintain discipline and order and be politically correct at the same time. The solution to allowing openly gay people in is to ensure every person has privacy regardless of sex. That means individual rooms and bathrooms/stalls. A basic unisex operation. As you can imagine this would be a very costly thing to enact in the current infrastructure. This is the same reason why women don't serve ( or at least didn't that I'm aware of ) on submarines. The cost and space allocations required to accommodate this are impossible to overcome and stay under budget. It's bad enough to have to deal with officers vs enlisted and men vs women, but to throw gays and lesbians into the equation you've now multiplied your problem exponentially.