Politics Another Gay Marine
posted by February 28 at 14:05 PMon
This one happens to be the first marine wounded during the Iraq war. When he was in the closet, he was on Oprah, Bush gave him a Purple Heart, and Donald Rumsfeld offered him good wishes, according to the Washington Post. Now he’s out and lobbying for the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The truth is, something’s wrong with this ban. I have to say something. I mean, you’re asking men and women to lie about their orientation, to keep their personal lives private, so they can defend the rights and freedoms of others in this country, and be told, “Well, oh, yeah, if you ever decide to really meet someone of the same sex and you want the same rights, sorry, buddy, you don’t have the right.”