Glenn Hermosura, an ordnance technician. But he then added, "I could wish whatever I want about it, but the fact is, that they're already in here. Under the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" policy, the Pentagon could no longer question soldiers about their sexual preference or investigate unsubstantiated reports of homosexuality. Still, Entrikin said he was "very much sympathetic" toward the President. Congressional leaders predicted that if Clinton had completely overturned the ban, it would have been immediately reversed in Congress. Three opinions. It could create an opportunity for animosity.
Speaking from the Little Shrimp, a gay bar in Laguna Beach, Robbins said Clinton erred in broaching the subject of gays in the military at such an early point in his presidency.
Dave McDowell, an attorney in Mission Viejo who concealed his homosexuality during 20 years of service in the Army, predicted that the problem over identification of gays will continue to be a trap for some in the service. But he then added, "I could wish whatever I want about it, but the fact is, that they're already in here. Entrikin, a Marine for four years, said it was difficult for him to lie about being gay while enlisted since he is otherwise honest. There's no way you're going to hide it.
There's no way you're going to hide it.