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Gays in the military

I was reading the local paper today and there was an article about a Senator's view on gays in the military (United States). His opinion is not germane to what I'd like to discuss. What is germane is a quote from an actual US Marine. Here it is:

"He was big and mean. He did his job and killed a whole lot of bad guys. He was gay. No one cared."

Does any one really care?

I would think that being a homosexual man (or woman) and completing the grueling training with the added stress of "the others" finding out or hazing you or ostracizing you.... arguably makes you a tougher marine. Any thoughts?



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