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Decorated Gay War Veteran Booed by San Antonio Protestors
A highly decorated openly gay Iraq war combat veteran was booed by a crowd of anti-gay protesters during his speech to the San Antonio City Council meeting Wednesday evening.

Former Marine Staff Sergeant Eric Alva -- a San Antonio native who was the first American service member seriously injured in the Iraq War when he stepped on a land mine in March 2003 and lost his right leg -- was speaking in favor of a proposed addition to the city's non-discrimination law that would add protections for sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status.

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Published on:  August 16, 2013

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