“Gay groups commenting on the gay exemption were less cavalier about using confessional statements as…”

“Gay groups commenting on the gay exemption were less cavalier about using confessional statements as a means to avoid military service. In San Francisco, the Society for Individual Rights issued a 1967 brochure that cautioned, ‘If you wish to serve you may do so knowing that countless homosexuals have, but you must at the same time weigh the real danger that you may receive a less-than-honorable discharge that will create serious difficulties for you in obtaining employment.’ It went on to outline the lack of confidentiality of records at local draft boards, as well as the problems one would face in getting any type of Civil Service employment after such a declaration.”

Conduct Unbecoming: Gays & Lesbians in the U.S. Military by Randy Shilts, page 67-68.