That would be epic.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Last edited by MSgt; 09-10-10 at 02:49 PM.
The ruling: http://www.cacd.uscourts.gov/CACD/Re...29-Opinion.pdf
I am not a legal expert, but the reasoning looks sound to me. I repeat though that I am not a legal expert.
The ruling is fascinating reading, if just for the stories of several people who where witnesses that where discharged due to DADT. A couple of the stories are insane...
Note that the above story has little bearing on DADT itself, and I think such hazing mostly does not happen any more...but good god people.Once assigned as kennel support to the canine unit and under Chief Petty Officer Toussaint's command, Rocha was hazed and harassed constantly, to an unconscionable degree and in shocking fashion. When the eighteen-year-old Rocha declined to participate in the unit's practice of visiting prostitutes, he was taunted, asked if he was a "faggot," and told to prove his heterosexuality by consorting with prostitutes.
Toussaint ordered all of the other men in the unit to beat Rocha on the latter's nineteenth birthday.
On another occasion, Toussaint had Rocha leashed like a dog, paraded around the grounds in front of other soldiers, tied to a chair, forcefed dog food, and left in a dog kennel covered with feces."
An example of how easy it is to get discharged under DADT:
The rumor originated because, while off duty one day in January 2002, Nicholson was writing a letter to a man with whom he had a relationship before joining the Army; Nicholson was writing the letter in Portuguese to prevent other servicemembers from reading it, because it contained references that could reveal Nicholson's sexual orientation. (Trial Tr. 1134:10-23, 1161:10-1163:7, July 20, 2010.) Despite Nicholson's precautions, another servicemember caught sight of the letter while chatting with Nicholson. (Id.) After the two had been talking for a few minutes, Nicholson realized she was one of the few persons he knew in the Army who also could also read Portuguese;