(Discussing gays in the military)
I also think the military wasn’t designed to be an instrument of social change. Problem with that is that’s what they were saying about me 50 years ago. “Blacks shouldn’t serve with whites. It would disrupt the unit.” You know what? It did disrupt the unit. The unit got over it. The unit changed. I’m an admiral in the U.S. Navy and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Beat that with a stick.
-Admiral Percy (Fitz) Fitzgerald, The West Wing, “Let Bartlet Be Bartlet” 1x19