Monday, March 15, 2010

DADT=Institutionalized Discrimination

It's way past time to get rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", and this latest story illustrates why.

In this case, the police in Rapid City, South Dakota, were searching for someone they had charges against. When they got to her home they were pissed off that her wife, an Air Force sergeant, wouldn't drop everything to rush home and help them arrest her wife. While they were snooping around they saw the couple's Iowa marriage certificate through the window.

So what do they do? They call the Air Force base, rat out the sergeant to her superiors, and get her discharged.

This raises a couple of serious questions:

1. What conceivable law enforcement purpose, other than harassing someone they didn't like, was served by the Rapid City police department outing this person?

2. What conceivable national defense purpose was served by discharging someone who had strictly complied with the requirements of DADT, and had neither outed herself nor been interrogated by anyone in the military about her sexual orientation?

3. Have you contacted your representatives in Congress to get them to cosponsor and support the repeal of DADT?

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