U.S. Army still anti gay

From Big News Network:

Saturday 14th March, 2009

U.S. soldiers kicked out of army for being gay

Eleven soldiers received their marching orders from the U.S. Army in January for being gay.

The soldiers in infantry, intelligence, military police and medical-care were charged wth breaching the army’s policy that homosexual servicemembers not disclose their sexual preferences.

Democratic Representative Jim Moran of Virginia says he is getting monthly updates from the Pentagon on discharges related to the army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which President Obama says he will review.

The policy was implemented 16 years ago under former President Bill Clinton, after two studies were commissioned.

One of few good things which Bill Clinton at least started to do … however, he allowed homophobic big brass to stop him. See also here.

President Jimmy Carter’s former Secretary of the Army, Clifford Alexander, issued a stinging rebuke Thursday of the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy when he called it a form of bigotry and an overall “inconsistent, foolish policy”: here.

Lesbian Cadet Chronicled Her Troubles Online: here.

Lesbian cadet QUITS West Point, cites DADT: here.

Gay groups claim the Iraqi government is giving tacit support to the death squads targeting young homosexuals who venture outdoors: here.

RIGHTS: Cuba Launches Anti-Homophobia Campaign:here.

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  3. US: Lesbian soldier’s wife rejects ‘special guest membership’ after being turned away

    by Corinne Pinfold

    18 January 2013, 7:28pm

    he Fort Bragg military spouses’ club which denied entry to a lesbian soldier’s partner last month has offered her a “special guest membership”, only to have it rejected.

    Ashley Broadway, the wife of Lieutenant Colonel, Heather Mack, was declined entry into the officers’ spouses club last month after being told she would need a military ID to join.

    The decision was backed up by the US Army and the Pentagon, who cited a federal anti-discrimination policy from 2008, which had not been updated since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

    The club has since said that is does not “explicitly” require military ID for membership, and that Ms Broadway’s request “would need to be studied.”

    On Thursday, the club wrote to Ms Broadway offering a “special guest membership” but she turned the offer down, saying it was “not only offensive, but just plain hurtful.”

    “My wife wears the same uniform as the spouses of [the club] and she’s just as prepared to give her life for our country,” Broadway said. “I wake up each and every day to the reality that I’m not equal, that my 15 years of love and faithfulness to my wife and country does not mean I’ll receive support as a military spouse.”

    In a letter to Ms Broadway the spouses’ club said that the guest membership was being offered “in a continued attempt to support all military families”.



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