Sunday was Veterans Day and many folks commemorated it with a day off yesterday. Over the weekend, Freedom To Marry was marking the somber occasion with a salute to gay and straight troops — and a call to push for the equality and justice they’ve sacrificed for.

In the video released over the weekend, Freedom To Marry shows two soldiers, one gay and one straight (they don’t identify which is which), undressing to show the scars they obtained in battle.

“Gay and straight service members scar in the same way,” the ending titles read. “But, the military is forced to treat them differently because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. Find out more at”

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.