Gays Ban the Military
One wonders, without a military are they planning to march to the front lines themselves to defend America?
Gay Pride Weekend events will fill up Civic Center Plaza in front of San Francisco City Hall at the end of the month. Dozens of organizations will set up booths and hand out information about what they do. But this year there will be no National Guard and no California military presence — they’ve been banned by the Pride committee.
Matthew Reece, a staff sergeant with the California State Military Reserve was especially disappointed.
“To hear that we were not allowed to come this year was certainly a shock to us and quite upsetting, too coming from my standpoint being a gay man openly serving in the California State Military Reserve,” he told KPIX 5 says CBS News.
The California State Military Reserve backs up the National Guard during natural disasters. This year both the National Guard and the Military Reserve were told to stay away from San Francisco Pride events.
“We find this to be really particularly disturbing because only LGBT people in the city of San Francisco are being affected by this,” lamented Fred Schein, president of the San Francisco Log Cabin Republicans. “LGBT people around the state have full access and are welcoming these recruiters but San Francisco is being denied that option,” he said.
Reece confirmed that National Guard and the State Military Reserve were welcomed at Pride events in Los Angeles and San Diego but not here.