Booing Everyone's Rights As Human Beings
Army Capt. Stephen Hill was worrying about his partner, as anyone would, when via video hook-up from Iraq he asked Republican presidential candidates if they would reinstate the ban on gays in the military - and got booed by a right-wing audience. Newly home from his yearlong deployment, Hill and husband Joshua Snyder have joined in a suit against the government for the same benefits everyone else gets.
"This is not about sex," Hill said. "A special privilege is not hiding pictures in my house or God forbid, taking mortar fire again and not knowing if Josh will be recognized. I'm fighting every day to protect everyone's rights as human beings, and it seems counterintuitive for me to be fighting for those rights and not have them."