It isn't about marriage.
It isn't about the "special bond between soldiers."
It's about outlawing gays, PERIOD. No quotes- just go read, and go watch the video clip.
Remember, the Republican Party as a whole- not just this one guy on Hardball- wants Lawrence v. Texas overturned and anti-homosexuality laws restored throughout the United States. If they can't get that, they'll do anything and everything in their power to make the laws punish people for being gay- keep them out of schools, keep them out of uniform, prevent them from marrying or adopting.
Anyone who says this is not bigotry is a liar. End of discussion.