The title is slightly misleading: "1,050 Officers Sign Letter Urging Obama to Uphold Law Barring Homosexuals from Military". The military really doesn't care what people (safely, legally) do in private in their off hours with their time, money, and hormones.
The March 31 letter to Obama and Congress was sent in response to legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on March 3 that would repeal the 1993 law (Section 654, Title 10, U.S.C.).Far from holding any negative interest in controlling private behavior, the military holds a positive interest in mission accomplishment. One hopes that the 111th Congress demonstrates more sense on this issue than it has on, well, almost everything else.
From personal experience, anyone with a non-command of leadership resembling that of this piece of work would be a severe detriment to a command.
Direct link to the celestial parade here.