You mean like the Army bans beards long hair and all sort of other outdated bollocks?That's the point being made.... it wasn't current thinking in the real world. What was so special about the military that necessitated the continuation of the ban?
I know some people like to look through rose tinted glasses on here and think that openly gay bloke did and are joining up. In 2000 quite a few got filled in. Even now the there are very few openly gay men serving.