It occurs to me that the greatest practical effect of the recent repeal of DADT is that future conscriptees will not be able to use open homosexuality (or the claim of open homosexuality) as a disqualifier against forced enlistment. Now everyone who is physically capable can be forced to be ground up by the voracious appetite of the American war machine and its “invade the world” foreign policy preferences.
So, to those patriotic LGBTQ (etc.) Americans affected by this policy: Congratulations! Now you, too, can die in some godforsaken desert or jungle for the enrichment of the military-industrial complex, and do it wearing your lifestyle on your sleeve!