Who Needs Protection?

Haters of the gays and defenders of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” keep screaming about how ending the discriminatory practice will be terrible for homophobes who serve in the military.  But, it seems to me, that if people want to use the protection defense as a reason to keep DADT, they are concentrating on the wrong group:

Amid the murmur of downtown traffic, Rodriguez and other members of the Coastal Empire’s gay community held a rally to show support for 26-year-old Kieran Daly, who was allegedly attacked June 12 by two Marines who told Savannah-Chatham police he winked at them.

*I do want to say that I don’t believe in DADT and think that Obama should have executive-ordered that policy out of existence on day two of his presidency.  I’m just saying that all of the rhetoric is skewed in a way that makes no sense in real life (which isn’t a surprise, really, but should still be called out from time to time).

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