As a registered Republican and 10 year Army Veteran with 2 combat tours and a Gold Recruiting Badge under my belt (not to blow my own horn or anything, but I think that these things give me at least some weight when speaking about matters of the military) this is where I stand with Don't Ask/Don't Tell:
While I agree that a great many people are still uncomfortable (to say the least) with the concept, American society has largely grown to accept homosexuality as part of our culture. Such it is with the Army. When I was overseas, there were quite a few of my fellow soldiers whom were widely known (or speculated) to be gay, lesbian, bisexual, whatever. But here's the thing: their sexuality didn't completely define them. It didn't matter and nobody cared. They are just as capable to perform their duties and serve their country with distinction without having their sexuality play a part in the mission. And why the hell should it have? They performed their duties side-by-side with straight soldiers with no problems. They have as much right to be a part of the team as anybody. Don't Ask/Don't Tell has outlived its usefulness. Let these Americans serve their country as simply that: Americans. There is no need to keep this barrier up any longer. The OMG! TEH GHEYS! barrier we have created is petty and unnecessary for the times we live in. American Soldiers are adults, and its time we started treating them as such.
Edit: Just read the USA Today article. A lot of that stuff is crystal ball speculation. Religious freedom in the Army wouldn't suffer. Chaplains and religious soldiers will still have their freedom to believe and worship however they want. I really can't see how somebody else's sexuality would have an impact on a person's or group's freedom of worship. Apples and oranges, y'know.