Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

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    Mar 14, 2010 6:49 AM GMT
    "Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old's honorable discharge under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base."
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100314/ap_on_re_us/us_lesbian_sergeant_discharged

    Another example of someone getting discharged from the military for being gay.
    One thing she is wrong about though is that she didn't play by the rules. The rules are that while serving you don't commit gay acts and that you don't attempt to be married to the same sex or be married to the same sex.

    I wish people would get educated on on this, I think then it wouldn't be accepted as much as it is right now and people would put more pressure on having it removed because of how invasive it actually is. Imagine telling a heterosexual that while in the armed forces they could never have sex, never be married, and never speak in such a way as to reveal their sexual orientation.

    They would think that is crazy! They wouldn't join!
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    Mar 14, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    Obama needs to get off his ass and repeal DADT already. I grant his first year a success solely based on the fact that he gave me a tax return that I wouldn't have received under Bush, but now he's got to step up his game.

    I'm calling you out, Obama. I choose you!
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    Mar 15, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    While it is true that Obama could issue and execute order suspending the rules of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. it does not wipe it from the books of law. What do you think will happen if this current congress does not strike it and a new president comes in at 2012? I wish it wouldn't happen, but the suspension would be reversed. While most us want to see this removed as soon as possible, he has the right thinking on this that Congress must do it. It would then be extremely difficult for the military to prove that openness weakens our military to point of enacting a new law of the same sort. If they need to how it works in other countries, they need look no further than Israel who has one of the strongest militaries on the planet and good give a fat happy rat's behind about sexuality in the ranks. But keep in mind that until the trumpness of the religion card is removed from the equation ( and yes I am a believer and make no apoligies for it) and the logic of civil liberties is put in play by the people, he will be hard pressed to get it done. He is not the second coming. He needs our help.
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    Mar 15, 2010 6:52 AM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidWhile it is true that Obama could issue and execute order suspending the rules of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. it does not wipe it from the books of law. What do you think will happen if this current congress does not strike it and a new president comes in at 2012? I wish it wouldn't happen, but the suspension would be reversed. While most us want to see this removed as soon as possible, he has the right thinking on this that Congress must do it. It would then be extremely difficult for the military to prove that openness weakens our military to point of enacting a new law of the same sort. If they need to how it works in other countries, they need look no further than Israel who has one of the strongest militaries on the planet and good give a fat happy rat's behind about sexuality in the ranks. But keep in mind that until the trumpness of the religion card is removed from the equation ( and yes I am a believer and make no apoligies for it) and the logic of civil liberties is put in play by the people, he will be hard pressed to get it done. He is not the second coming. He needs our help.


    I'm not necessarily behind Israel in...any way...but if their military could help us repeal DADT, that works.

    How exactly are we supposed to help? And what does "the logic of civil liberties" mean? And how do we remove the trumpness of the religion card?