I've read through the murder laws for South Carolina, but the legalese makes my head hurt, and I couldn't find anything conclusive on Google or Wikipedia.
(I'm not sure if I can have two questions in one post, but--)
How would the case of a gay Marine be handled prior to DADT (in the late eighties or early nineties)? The Wikipedia page on LGBT policies in the US military doesn't specify, and most of the military pages I've seen seem to deal with current regs.
I know he would have been discharged, but what type of discharge would he have received? Would this have affected his ability to find work afterward? Also, am I correct in thinking that a dishonorable discharge is usually reserved for cases of extreme--ie, criminal--misbehavior?