One of the major reasons for not repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell is that some soldiers will be uncomfortable being in close proximity to out gays and lesbians. Why does this matter? If you talk privately to active duty soldiers many will voice strong bias and bigotry where black people are concerned. They will also admit that they resent having to obey commands issued by black superiors. We don't permit soldiers to act on their feelings. I support these rules. Therefore, the leadership, military and civil, are speaking out of both sides of their mouth.