"Ignore the things that don't matter and pay great attention to the things and people that do."
America is going through LGBT civil rights boot camp, and it's making our society stronger. Change, like recruit training, is hard. The results are worth it.
I live in Alabama, and as most people know the south can be a very conservative place. Aside from God's love, my family is the principal source of my happiness. Like many of the SEALs I have worked with, I am willing to fight and die to protect that. Unfortunately, this state does not recognize my family, a fact that is beyond disheartening.