The Paranoid Guide to Better Living: The Repeal of DADT - Page 2
From that point of view, DADT protected gays and lesbians from persecution. Will there be rules put in place to punish those that continue to persecute gays and lesbians? They'll certainly be easier to spot now, as it seems they'll have their own barracks. It's one thing to separate women and men, but to separate men and men because of sexual orientation? The whole soldiers first thing comes to mind then.
Obviously it will take a period of adjustment on both sides of the fence. The gays and lesbians will have to remember that while they won't get persecuted by the military for their sexual orientation, they still might get it from their fellow soldiers. And the soldiers will have to realize that persecution of gays and lesbians will get them in front of a military tribunal (which better prepare for a possible influx of sexual harassment cases,) instead of the gays.
So in the end, the repeal of DADT is a win for everyone as long as they all remember that they are soldiers first. Not gays, not lesbians, not straight, not women, not black, not white, not men, not bigots - soldiers. Paranoia out.