A federal judge this week suspended the military's ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military.
Some of the Marines I was with in Helmand province last week brought up some interesting questions concerning this issue which the judge may not have considered:
Does this mean the military medical system must pay for/perform sex change operations now?
If a transvestite wants to join the military, will s/he be housed with the men or the women? Several male Marines threatened to claim transvestite status and get themselves housed with the ladies.
Several others threatened to claim they were gay and buddy up just to get married financial benefits from the government.
Since the majority of military chaplains are Southern Baptist, and have stated their intentions to resign if forced to perform gay marriages, will this decision signal the end of the military chaplaincy?
This case is a long way from over, and this federal judge has opened a can of worms that won't be easy to sort out. Stay tuned.