they could have always joined but weren't allowed to say anything about it.now they are allowed to join openly. but to be honest knowing the military if you are gay you will probably still be harassed and more not well as respected by your Superior and or the people under you.i think this is wrong but it is sadly true
They have always been able to join but they had to keep thier sexual preferance under wraps. you can now be open but if you are legally married to the same sex the military refuses to give your spouse benefits. i've seen this first hand by a woman in my husbands unit. It's bull.
You can openly be gay in the military now because don't ask don't tell was repealed. :D
People don't care about orientation so you can join the army if your gay or not.
You can always go to the army gay or not gay people are also people :)
i never so in my life gay people ,.,., are they REAL
That ban has been lifted.