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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

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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.

    Full Article: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military - Yahoo! News

    What the police did to this woman is unacceptable. They have ZERO right to reveal sexual orientation to ANYBODY.

    Despite the fact that the police, who have arbitrarily declared themselves innocent (can you say cover-up), I find fault in their actions.

    The officers responsible for contacting the military need to be fired. The ranking officers who covered up their actions need to be fired.

    I hope the victim sues the pants off the police, the city, and the State of South Dakota.



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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    How did the police find out she was a lesbian?
    Go back and read post #2 to the thread. (Re: found marriage license on kitchen table)

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post

    It may have slipped your notice, but there is a ban on gays serving in the military. She enlisted, knowing that the ban is in place, therefore she violated military regulations.

    Also, you are aware of the DoD regulations regarding dependents. Yes?

    She was in serious violation for not informing her chain of command that she has a spouse. Since she was living off post, no doubt she was receiving BAQ. There's potential here to defraud the government.

    So, no, she isn't an innocent victim, here.
    If she was receiving BAQ, it was probably single-BAQ since as you've stated she did not inform the military she was "married". There's no violation there; Sgt Newsome could have easily claimed that her "partner" was merely a roommate or a close friend and gotten away with it and there wasn't a thing the military could have done about it... UNTIL they caughter her with her skirt up....so to speak.
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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Go back and read post #2 to the thread. (Re: found marriage license on kitchen table)



    If she was receiving BAQ, it was probably single-BAQ since as you've stated she did not inform the military she was "married". There's no violation there; Sgt Newsome could have easily claimed that her "partner" was merely a roommate or a close friend and gotten away with it and there wasn't a thing the military could have done about it... UNTIL they caughter her with her skirt up....so to speak.
    Oh spare us. Of course it was a violation. She was married to another woman. She took the step of actually informing another part of the government and made public her true wishes.
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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Oh spare us. Of course it was a violation. She was married to another woman. She took the step of actually informing another part of the government and made public her true wishes.
    Which part of the federal government did she inform?
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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    From what I read it does not appear that the existance of the "marriage certificate" had anything to do with why the police were there. If the "discovery" of the "marriage certificate" was a coincidence the police had no right to divulge that infomation to the military. I am in no way an advocate of same sex "marriage" but I am enough of a libertarian to beleive that the Lesbian Sgt had every right to her privacy from the prying eyes of the police for this case.
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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    No offense to the sgt or all the sacrifices she has made for this country. But House Md. has created this false stereotype of ultra-hot lesbian/bisexuals that reality falls short of time and time again. It's really, quite depressing to men of my age group.

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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    No offense to the sgt or all the sacrifices she has made for this country. But House Md. has created this false stereotype of ultra-hot lesbian/bisexuals that reality falls short of time and time again. It's really, quite depressing to men of my age group.
    Sad, I House MD is my TV hero !!! He has a great attitude!!! He should replace Simon C on American idol !!!!!!!
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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    When people say that DADT shouldn't be eliminated because of social issues it will create in the military, I like to point them to cases like this one, which are far more common than man-on-man rape in the military, or mere discomfort. It's either your discomfort, or their discharge for doing nothing if they get found out. How is that fair? A sergeant has her military career ruined because of a couple of hick cops with nothing better to do while on duty.

    Damn shame.

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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    When people say that DADT shouldn't be eliminated because of social issues it will create in the military, I like to point them to cases like this one, which are far more common than man-on-man rape in the military, or mere discomfort. It's either your discomfort, or their discharge for doing nothing if they get found out. How is that fair? A sergeant has her military career ruined because of a couple of hick cops with nothing better to do while on duty.

    Damn shame.
    Yup, those cops forced her get married against her will against military regs.

    Hey guess what, if the cops claimed to have seen a picture of the Sgt on the kitchen wall which revealed a racist tattoo on the Sgt, and it was true so the Sgt was discharged for that, it's still the Sgt's fault for getting the tattoo.
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    Re: Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

    The military just needs to man the **** up and repeal DADT already. "Ooh, it might bother the troops, they might be embarrassed to be in the shower, waahh."

    If you're not tough enough to deal with that, why should I believe you're tough enough to be in the military at all? Pansies. Man up and just deal with itlike the rest of the civilized world.
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