If SCOTUS rules in favor of repealing don't ask don't tell and I think they will and allowing gays to serve openly a precedent. It opens it up for more and wider ranging actions to include partners benefits. Same sex marriage would nor necessarily need to be recognized only a legal common law partnership. But thats the agenda and the military is the test case to set the precedant no matter how small. That is what it's about, not the military but a much broader and far reaching agenda.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !