The survey was distributed to 400,000 armed service men and women on Wednesday and was anonymously leaked to the Palm Center last night. After you get through the first few pages of general questions, it quickly becomes a fascinating read in its homophobia.
A sample of those included in the survey:
"If Don't Ask, Don't Tell is repealed and you are assigned to share a room, berth or field tent with someone you believe to be a gay or lesbian Service member, which are you most likely to do?"
"If Don't Ask, Don't Tell is repealed and you are assigned to bathroom facilities with an open bay shower that someone you believe to be a gay or lesbian Service member also used, which are you most likely to do?"
"If Don't Ask, Don't Tell is repealed and a gay or lesbian Service member attended a military social function with a same-sex partner, which are you most likely to do?"
Response options range from "Take no action" to "Talk to a leader to see if I have other options" to "Something else."
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has recommended that gays and lesbians currently in the military should refuse to answer the survey though Robert Gates ensures responses would be kept private and confidential.
Servicemembers United bluntly states: "The survey isn't even just slightly bad. It's far more skewed than we even expected it to be, given the working group's commitment to staying neutral."
Pore over the entire 32-page document yourself here.
There's apparently more. A rep for the Pentagon says what the Palm Center released today is an "authentic portion of the survey, but it isn't the complete version."
Guess that leaves even more pages to be leaked.