Julie Driscoll: I’m not a perfect parent, by far – but I didn’t raise wimps, and I certainly didn’t raise kids who would stand by in silence while a young woman was being brutalized.
Carl Matthes: It’s time to stop putting the blame for violent or predatory sexual activity in the military on gays and lesbians. Even facing unfair characterization and laws, gay men and lesbians enlist. They serve loyally, even though they must lie about their sexual orientation. And, yet, they remain willing to possibly give, ultimately, their life for their country.