Gay Veteran talks to Mitt Romney
Being a military veteran myself (US) and having worked alongside gay men and women, I 100% agree with the veteran. and as much as I hate to just 'stir the hate pot', I really wanted to share this with some people.
Military are stereotypically known for being Republican; but now that more than 50% of the military is African American, and the 'don't ask don't tell' has been repealed (meaning you can be in the armed forces and be gay and not get in trouble), I can't see Mitt Romney getting a huge military vote.
For those who don't know, a military marriage (man/woman), the wife will get benefits if the man dies. The children can use the GI Bill (paying for college and housing) as can the wife. Also, they'll get life insurance if the husband dies. To top it off, if a husband is stationed abroad, the wife and kids (depending where) are allowed to be brought over and the fmaily is given an extra compensation (more money than a single military man) to compensate.
Since a gay marriage is not recognized by the military, none of that is applicable to two men or wommen married. As well; if a military man is in the hosital, the gay husband won't be allowed to visit him since he is not a family memeber, no do they honor him as a significant other.
Be respectful of other people's opinions, this is not in Rants.
Last edited by cesaro_ROCKS; 09-07-2012 at 09:22 AM.