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.
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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.