Maybe this will make you feel better about having agreed with me earlier in a different place, Bill.
I don't care if the person that feels called to fight for this country is white, black, male, female, gay, straight tall, short or whatever.
if they are physically and mentally competent to stand and fight, who am i to say ' no, we don't want YOUR kind defending this country.
I recognize that there can be a lot of homophobia in the military, and that if this passes then there will be an outbreak of violence aganst members of the armed services who 'come out' publicly. It's their choice. If they are prepaired for the consequinces, then they should be able to take the action if they choose. I think that for a long time a lot of them will not choose to come out, because they know what could happen to them.
I Dunno. This could be a good thing, eventually, but i'm afraid at first it's just going to make for splashy headlines and lawsuits, and even more persecution of gays.
Sorry... but I'm against persecution and bigotry for any reason.
Whatever is or is not a sin is God's purview. I'll leave the judgement up to him.