Good for Patrick Murphy:
“I served with great soldiers who were thrown out just because they were gay,” said Mr. Murphy, who is married. “I was disheartened that the Constitution that I took an oath to support and defend was really being abused by that policy.”
Rep. Murphy, the author of legislation repealing DADT, is an Iraq veteran. He’s representative of the generation gap in the military. And he’s 36 years old. Rep. Ike Skelton, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is as well: he’s against repealing DADT. Skelton is 79. He’s old. But he’s not too old to see that history is not on his side here.