Skip to comments.Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military
Posted on 03/13/2010 4:24:21 PM PST by JoeProBono
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.
"I played by 'don't ask, don't tell,'" Newsome told The Associated Press by telephone.
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revoked her licker license?
From the story it seems the cops were way over the line on this one. Sounds like they were pissed they couldn’t make some other case and went after her in this fashion.
Wow—piercings, bodyfat issues, the whole works. Man, have standards slipped since my day.
I do feel sorry for her, and the police were dead wrong. She played by the rules and conducted herself honorably while in the service.
Now I don’t care who you are. That’s funny!
Yeah I agree. The police were over the top. They behaved like my 3yo. The military should not have even entertained the call from the cops.
Newsome was at work at the base at the time and refused to immediately come home and assist the officers in finding her partner, whom she married in Iowa - where gay marriage is legal - in October.I suspect her response to the cops trying to find her "wife" pissed them off sufficiently that they decided to go out of their way to screw her.
A homosexual marriage is a public declaration that violates “don’t ask don’t tell.”
IIRC spouses can’t be compelled to testify against one another does not cheesing to the cops come under this?
Ellsworth; one of the two homes of the B-1B bomber. Definately not a place for her.
Why were the cops in her home?
No, getting married to (or even attempting to marry) someone of the same sex is not playing by DADT. That's considered 'telling'.
The policy forbids homosexual behavior. I doubt she and her "wife" are celibate. Would you be as sympathetic with a polygamist "plural" marriage of a military member and two or more others?
Another poster mentioned this; when she married, she "told."
Think of those who "come out" as "gay" on their facebook or myspace pages. When it's discovered, they're SOL.
I B Violated, where my Obama money...
She probably has the money and on her way to Alaska to join her wifey.