Don’t ask, don’t tell, and don’t say “I do”

Not surprisingly, the US military stands behind their 15 year old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, and will dismiss any soldier who enters a same sex marriage in California. While officials argue that they won’t be trolling marriage lists to compare to their rolls, a spokesman for the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network disagrees:

“They’re available for anyone to pick up, and that means anyone with an ax to grind or anyone who wants to see someone discharged can get a copy and go to a commander and say, ‘Here, I have evidence of a violation of the policy,’ ” he said.

The Pentagon policy, he said, continues to single out gay service members for no good reason.

“We believe it is fundamentally unequal,” he said. “Gay service members are singled out and face the extra burden of having to hide their relationships in order to remain in the service.”

Over 12,000 service members have been discharged since the policy went into effect. [from The North County Times]


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