But the facts have to present itself that his actions put our troops in harms way. That has not been proven. And to this day, no one has been harmed from the release of the information.
Is that really relevant?
If a guy drives home drunk and doesn't hurt anybody is he any less guilty of driving drunk?
I think you missed the point. Just because something is classified doesn't automatically mean that it's harmful information. It's not the same thing to compare it to drunk driving.
It was probably a bad analogy, but you get my point.
Either way, he's a shit bag. He knew exactly what he was doing and did it anyways. He should have been kicked out in basic, but he fought to stay in. Only to do what?
He isn't a hero and no damn servicemember, gay or straight, would have picked him as someone to honor.
Actually Eric Alva, the first American service member to be injured in Iraq is a semi-friend of mine.
If I understand the story correctly, he was also going to attend the SF Pride but would have not if Manning was the grand marshal.