Court: Gay officer can pursue lawsuit against military

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    May 22, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals let stand the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bars the military from discharging gay or lesbian service members as long as they do not reveal their sexual orientation.

    Yet the appeals court said the government may only "intrude upon the personal and private lives of homosexuals" to "advance an important governmental interest," such as maintaining troop readiness or improving morale.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/22/military.gays/index.html
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    May 22, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    I don't know. I believe there is more to that case then what was posted, but then that is the way of the media.

    The fact that she is an officer and requires a clearance, which is renewed every so many years with new background checks done brings to light that her sexuality should have been questioned long before. Yes for clearances higher then secret they go through your life with a fine tooth comb.

    That brings up the question of why did it become an issue after 20years of service? Was the relationship becoming problematic, etc. Maybe they wanted her to retire and she refused.
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    May 22, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    Nope, someone that lived in her neighborhood called the Air Force and told them she was a lesbian and living with her partner....