Gay and lesbian service members and veterans plan to file suit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of the federal ban on gay a marriage and federal policy that defines a spouse as a person of the opposite sex.
The suit comes five weeks after the Pentagon ended its ban on gays in the military.
Lawyers plan to sue in federal district court in Boston, the same court that ruled last that the federal Defense of Marriage Act in unconstitutional because it interferes with a state’s right to define marriage. That decision is being appealed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. (Source: Washington Post)
Good grief, after finally winning the whole battle for unencumbered entrance to the US military, now they want the whole enchilada. I knew this was going to happen, but I didn’t expect it quite so soon. I figured they’d give it a couple of years to let the rank and file straight members get used to the fact they had to accept, under penalty of jail or being kicked out, a life style that is morally unacceptable to the very large percentage of the those currently serving.
Makes me wonder what the military is going to be like in the next 20 years. Let’s face it, we are not an Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps made up of sophisticates from uptown. Are military is mostly made up from men and women from Middle America. We are from the small towns and communities that still teach God’s word is the final word. Yes, things have changed, especially with the advent of the internet and cable TV. Those small town people are no longer isolated from the rest of the world. But that doesn’t change the makeup.
In 20 years, are we even going to recognize our service members? Will they outfitted by those dudes from the “Queer Eye?” Will straight service members have to explain to their children why Steve and Tom live in the same house and why they hold hands when walking around the block? How do you explain to a small child that you are trying to raise in a Christian home why Tom kisses Steve every morning as they are headed off to duty? Christianity does not support or condone the homosexual lifestyle.
This country is sliding into an abyss.