Accession Number : ADA600853


Title :   Moral Blow to the Marine Corps: The Repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Morris, Hans


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600853.pdf


Report Date : 08 Apr 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Marines strive to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct, and a large portion of Marines see homosexual acts as morally wrong. The repeal of DADT is an ethical change of course for the Marine Corps and will have immediate and lasting effects for conservative Christians currently serving in the Marine Corps. This paper will address the gravity of the moral concerns of those who oppose the repeal and the effects it will have on them and on the implementation of new law and possible policies. A significant portion of the Marine Corps sees homosexual acts as immoral and will be resistant to the change in policy. The way this resistance is handled will be important for the future of the Marine Corps. A heavy hand will lead to reverse discrimination.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , *POLICIES , DISCRIMINATION , ETHICS


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE