Sheesh, the gays. You give them an inch, they take a mile. You tell them they get to be honest about their identities while serving their nation overseas, they try to get the same basic civil rights at home as straight soldiers. Talk about uppity.
But these gay troops are still going for it, challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and its ban on federally recognized gay marriage…
"What Shannon and Casey [the lead plaintiffs] are seeking is the same treatment that their straight counterparts, who are legally married, receive every day without question and take for granted," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which helped organize the suit and once represented troops discharged for violating "don't ask, don't tell."
Will you just listen to this? "The same treatment." Come on, it's not like these troops are missing out on things like equal health care benefits or the right to be buried alongside their loved ones when they die, right?
Well, that hardly matters. What's important is that the Republicans are willing to defend these conditions even if the President won't. Which is why Speaker of the House John Boehner has hired a private law firm to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, costing Americans $1.5 million. Because saving the taxpayers money is something we need to start getting serious about.
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Tags: DADT, DOMA, John Boehner, LGBT, Military, Republicans