“The Committee to Fight Exclusion [of Homosexuals from the Armed Forces] did not object to the war or to service in it, [Don] Slater wrote, just to the hypocrisy of publicly saying gays could not serve in the military while privately drafting them. ‘If homosexuals are to be drafted, we insist that it be done under a publicly acknowledged policy change regarding their fitness, and that it be conducted according to uniform national standards rather than under the secret and divergent judgments of local induction center personnel.’
At this point, Slater changed his strategy from merely fighting the ban on gays in the military to helping to keep gays out of the military until the armed forces openly accepted them. In ads in underground papers, Slater warned that ‘homosexuals are secretly being drafted into the Armed Forces even though they do not ‘measure up’ to the medical, mental and moral standards established by the Defense Department…. Every homosexual has a right and a duty to refuse induction.’”
– Conduct Unbecoming: Gays & Lesbians in the U.S. Military by Randy Shilts, page 66.