Army Captain Stephen Hill, you may recall, is the soldier who posed a question (via YouTube and Megyn Kelly) to GOP presidential hopefuls about whether they would overturn the progress made on behalf of LGB servicemen and -women, and who got booed by the audience for doing so. He recently gave an interview to the Associated Press in which he reveals that the military was supportive of his question. He and his husband exchanged vows at the grave of Technical Sergeant Leonard Matlovich; they are suing the federal government to receive the same benefits as straight married couples.
“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.”