From Military.com : "The Marine Corps' top officer said March 25 that even if the ban on openly-serving gays in the services is lifted, he would draw the line at forcing heterosexual Marines to bunk with gays on base."We want to continue [two-person rooms], but I would not ask our Marines to live with someone who is homosexual if we can possibly avoid it," Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway told Military.com during an exclusive interview at the Pentagon. "And to me that means we have to build BEQs [bachelor enlisted quarters] and have single rooms." ( the rest )
Yes, General Conway, no gay man has EVER in the history of the Marines, bunked with a gay man. Idiot.
A little VERY REAL issue as DADT repeal creeps slowly along. Partner benefits for gay troops. This scares the poop out of Maggie and her coven of haters. From today's huffpo:
Momentum appears to be building for ending the ban on gays in the military. New rules ordered Thursday by Defense Secretary Robert Gates make it harder to discharge men and women under the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell." His decision is intended as a stopgap measure as Congress weighs whether to go along with President Barack Obama's request to repeal the law. ( more )
What ever do you do when a nice young man serving his country at Camp Dodge in Iowa, meets a nice young local man, and after a respectable amount of time , Marries this nice young man. He is now a LEGAL military spouse.. and that means he gets FEDERAL BENEFITS.. uh-oh, not only is DADT at risk, but the end all of anti gay laws : DOMA.