Here's an article about some students in Greensboro trying to enlist in the Army while declaring themselves gay. Good for them, and I hope that more demonstrations like this will force Congress to change the current "don't ask, don't tell" policy. It has been a waste all around. Gays have served honorably, and will continue to serve honorably, throughout our country's history. They shouldn't be discriminated against, and I can't think of a single reason as to why it makes military sense to do so. There will need to be some major re-thinking of the current set of rules covering things like living quarters on post, Dining Outs, etc. But it is not insurmountable. I am friends with several gay officers, and two of them are pretty much openly gay, although they don't live with a partner. One is a surgeon, a damn fine surgeon, and I'm sure that the soldiers he has operated on didn't give a rat's ass about his sexual orientation.
I'd say that in this day and age, the chance of a younger soldier coming into the Army not having been exposed to someone who claims to be homosexual is pretty low. Gays are coming out in high school, so it's not like soldiers don't know about gays. If these guys and gals are serious, I support them. If they aren't, then they need to demonstrate against the folks who made these rules, Congress. Or the President who signed it into law, Bill Clinton. Not the Army. The recruiters, no matter what their personal feelings are on the matter, are upholding a law they had nothing to do with when they deny openly gay people from enlisting.
If Congress does change the law, I hope a reporter follows up with these protestors and sees if they were actually sincere in their desire to join, or if they were just trying to get headlines, knowing perfectly well they would never have to actually join. I'd be interested in knowing.