New showdown: House plans vote on military gay ban - Yahoo! News "This discriminatory and harmful policy has weakened America's security by depriving us of the work of tens of thousands of gay and lesbian troops who have served their country honorably," Hoyer said in a statement. "And it has severely compromised our Armed Forces' core value of integrity." There is absolutely no evidence for those two bogus claims by that idiot Democrat Hoyer, is he saying a lack of open homosexuality in the military weakens our national security and compromises the military because these people willfully defy the military's rule? His claims are just as retarded as a Republitard saying tax cuts for the rich creates jobs.