June 10, 2010
The most closely studied part of this decision will include the symbolic interaction theory. As gays are allowed to openly serve in the military, the performances of heterosexuals will be put on center stage. Regulations will need to be upheld despite the conservative ideals that much of the armed services are built around. As always the institution of the military will continue to function appropriately but under closer scrutiny of civilians. If the script is edited and the policy is repealed how will the structural functionalists on the civilian side adjust their broad consensus of values? Will there be any change other than words on a piece of paper?
Thanks to http://the44diaries.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/dont-ask.jpg for the graphic.
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