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'Dont ask, Don't tell' 9 years 9 months ago #387964

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'Dont ask, Don't tell' 9 years 8 months ago #388300

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Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military
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.Newsome and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the western South Dakota police department, claiming the officers violated her privacy when they informed the military about her sexual orientation. The case also highlights concerns over the ability of third parties to "out" service members, especially as the Pentagon has started reviewing the 1993 "don't ask, don't tell" law."I played by 'don't ask, don't tell,'" Newsome told The Associated Press by telephone."I just don't agree with what the Rapid City police department did. ... They violated a lot of internal policies on their end, and I feel like my privacy was violated."
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http://www.sldn.org/blog/c/lettersNice set of letters from gay soldiers making their case.
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