Marine commandant talks about segregating barracks, again

But as the White House and the Pentagon spokesman told us, repeatedly and quite vociferously when we first reported on this concern, it’s not only untrue, but they just can’t figure out where we come up with this crazy stuff.

Uh huh. Perhaps we get it from the head of the Marine Corps. Here’s ThinkProgress’ latest:

On a different, but related subject, Conway suggested that if the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law is repealed, the Marines may consider allowing Marines not to share quarters with homosexuals.

Conway said the Marines may make such housing arrangements “voluntary” to accommodate any “moral concerns.” He said many Marines are “very religious” and because of their moral concerns “don’t want to room” with homosexuals.

But Conway stressed that if the law is repealed, the Marines would take the lead in implementing it. “We cannot be seen as dragging our feet. We’ve got two wars to fight. We’ll implement it and move on,” said Conway.

So, he’s not talking about segregating gay troops, he’s simply talking about letting straight troops segregate, I mean, live in separate but equal housing, I mean…. tell me again how this isn’t segregation, permitting the white, I mean straight troops to live in different barracks than the black, I mean gay troops who make them feel icky?

The man is the head of the entire Marine corps. This isn’t just some crazy person we’re quoting here.

If the White House isn’t considering segregating gay and straight troops, or giving bigoted troops the option to self-segregate (kind of like choosing to have your own drinking fountain), then when is it that they plan on telling the Marine Commandant to STFU or resign?

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