“There’s no absolute right to serve. Men under the height of 5 feet, 2 inches can’t serve — I don’t see anybody protesting. Where are the people standing in front of the White House, the short guys standing in front of the White House? You don’t see it. We understand that there’s no absolute right to serve in all these other areas.” – Barney Frank’s GOP opponent Sean Bielat, who has been endorsed by GOProud.
Towleroad’s Steve Pep notes the response of the Boston Herald: “Hmm. … On the other hand, vertically challenged people are not forced to pretend they’re tall, then drummed out once it’s discovered they’re short in spite of their service record.”