Gays In Military The Partners

September 18, 2011 - 11:25 AM
ADVANCE FOR USE MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011 AND THEREAFTER - This Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 photo shows Stephen Peters, 31, in front of his Marine uniform at his home in San Diego. Peters, a former Marine who told his commanding officer he was gay and is living with an active-duty Marine, recalled past challenges trying to keep their love secret, spoke of the joy and relief accompanying the upcoming repeal of the "don't ask don't tell" policy, and wondered about the extent that they would be welcomed into the broader military family in the future. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)