Can Ask, Can't Tell

Brian Palmer feels DADT is badly named:

[T]here is no provision in law or regulation that forbids a rank-and-file service member from asking a colleague whether he or she is gay. Superior officers, of course, retain the general authority to discipline subordinates who engage in inappropriate behaviorlike harassing a peer with repeated accusationsbut there is no record of a service member being punished for asking about homosexual conduct.