A Military Times poll found that the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” has not brought much practical change to most soldiers’ lives.
Of 25 LGBT military men and women queried, only one said they’ve come out since the September 2011 repeal. Some service members said they felt it was easier to remain quiet about their sexual orientation, even after the repeal.
When all service members were asked about the repeal’s effect on their lives, a stunning 69% reported no repercussions from the policy change. In a study from last year, 59% of service members said they did not expect to be affected by DADT’s repeal. Read more about the poll’s findings here.