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Lesbian U.S. soldier wins bid for asylum
Canwest News Service (Canada) ^ | November 20, 2009 | Janice Tibbetts

Posted on 11/22/2009 5:26:32 AM PST by Salman

OTTAWA — A lesbian soldier who deserted the U.S. army won a key court victory Friday when a judge ordered the refugee board to reconsider her failed asylum claim and take into account compelling evidence that she was persecuted and that her sexual orientation could mean stiffer punishment for going AWOL.

Federal Court Justice Yves de Montigny's order for the board to consider a gay U.S. soldier as a credible refugee candidate is believed to be a first, said a spokesman for the U.S. military.

"I have never heard of anybody attempting to do that before," said army spokesman Lt.-Col. Christopher Garver.

Pte. Bethany Smith, 21, will have another chance to argue her case for staying in Canada, rather than face deportation and a possible court martial in the U.S. for fleeing the military base at Fort Campbell, Ky., two years ago.

"I did a happy dance when I heard," said the deserter, now an Ottawa call centre worker who has adopted the name Skyler James.

Smith, who says she was outed by another soldier who spotted her walking hand-in-hand with a woman at a shopping mall, contends in court documents that she was badgered daily, saddled with extra work by her superiors and received more than 100 threatening notes on her dormitory door, including a death threat.

Smith says that she sought a discharge from the army — under the U.S. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that permits openly gay soldiers to leave — but that she was told the paperwork would not be done until after she returned from a scheduled deployment to Afghanistan.

She said she considers herself among the hundreds of U.S. war resisters who have fled to Canada as "conscientious objectors."

(Excerpt) Read more at canada.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homo; homoagendaalert; homosexual; homosexualagenda; lesbian; lesbo; lookslikestolenvalor; moralabsolutes; napl; soldier
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1 posted on 11/22/2009 5:26:33 AM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

I’m a bit surprised a lesbian would have such a sharp-edged jewel in that particular spot.


2 posted on 11/22/2009 5:29:17 AM PST by P.O.E. (- End road work.)
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To: Salman

Daayyum guilty!


3 posted on 11/22/2009 5:30:48 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Salman
"No, no, you don't understand, Pte. Smith. It's a stockade. Where we lock you in at night. With OTHER WOMEN -- !!!"

There. Problem solved. ;)

4 posted on 11/22/2009 5:31:50 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Ping! ;)


5 posted on 11/22/2009 5:32:31 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Salman

Canada can have her! Good riddance, good bye, adios. Our military will be better off without this androgynous looking “soldier”. And that blue thing stuck in her lip? Gross.


6 posted on 11/22/2009 5:32:46 AM PST by Shannon
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To: Salman

Until the tyrants in Washington take us over completely, persecution in The United States is like a paid vacation in Iran.


7 posted on 11/22/2009 5:33:00 AM PST by RoadTest ( For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. - I Cor. 3:11)
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To: Salman

What’s happening to our country, Mexicans breaking in,
lesbians breaking out. What’s next? (;-)


9 posted on 11/22/2009 5:35:31 AM PST by 1776 Reborn (Test kids and politicians (bigger idiots) on the Constitution!)
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To: Shannon

How did she get in? Bring back the draft. Get rid of PC in the services. Reject the weak and keep the strong.


10 posted on 11/22/2009 5:36:07 AM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: Salman

I honestly don’t know why these types of people enlist and what they expect to find in the military.

They seem to want to cause mayhem and problems rather than serving their country honorably. I’ve known of people, both men and women who were possibly homosexual, served their time and were honorably discharged. They did so without fuss, and even if they were not happy with the way they were treated or had to live in the military, they acted like adults and left without publicity.


11 posted on 11/22/2009 5:37:02 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Salman

I hope Canada keeps her...our “loss” will be their gain


12 posted on 11/22/2009 5:37:53 AM PST by dennisw (Obama -- our very own loopy, leftist god-thing.)
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To: Salman

Whole thing is stupid. If she told the Army she was a lesbian, she would have been discharged (abeit, not with an honorable discharge). Why desert?


13 posted on 11/22/2009 5:41:04 AM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Salman
"I did a happy dance when I heard," said the deserter,

The Fall of America... there it is in a nutshell.

14 posted on 11/22/2009 5:42:48 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Salman
... and received more than 100 threatening notes on her dormitory door, including a death threat.

Then she should have no trouble producing those notes as evidence.

Oh, and here's an uncropped version of that photo, along with its negative.


15 posted on 11/22/2009 5:42:49 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Salman

If I were in a combat situation and this thing jumped into my foxhole I’d probably shoot it.


16 posted on 11/22/2009 5:47:05 AM PST by IbJensen (America being militarily and economically strong isn't enough: We must be morally strong!)
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To: BykrBayb

Beauty and the beasts!


17 posted on 11/22/2009 5:47:17 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: Salman

There goes breadfast.


18 posted on 11/22/2009 5:50:38 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: P.O.E.

Maybe she’s trying to ward off any further rug burn until she heals.


19 posted on 11/22/2009 5:50:46 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

Stay in Canada, you ungrateful freak. Who cares about your sexual orientation? It is just that you are a weak, confused piece of work. Have fun at your call center job, you loser. When will you quit that complaining about something or other? Maybe you should go further north and live on an ice flow with a polar bear (before they all drown from glowbull warming).


20 posted on 11/22/2009 5:55:18 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: BykrBayb

Where was the photo on the left taken, and talk about a look of hatred.


21 posted on 11/22/2009 5:57:40 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAPL!


22 posted on 11/22/2009 6:03:40 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (We're right! We're free! And we'll fight! And you'll seeeeeeee!)
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To: Salman

We truly don’t need these mentally ill people in our military ranks. We’ve got enough problems these days as it is!


23 posted on 11/22/2009 6:04:25 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (We have a Pisher in Chief!)
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To: Salman

Whoa: No wonder she is a lesbian.

Looking at that would make a dildo have erection dysfunction.

Canada can have her-—and welcome.


24 posted on 11/22/2009 6:07:02 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Salman

Such lovely skin. I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen facial herpes before.


25 posted on 11/22/2009 6:11:55 AM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Salman

The article makes it sound like she just wants out because they are giving her a hard time for being lesbian, but then in the end she says she’s a war resister — I guess she didn’t get the memo that Afghanistan is the “good war”.

And it’s funny that she tried to get out on “don’t ask, don’t tell”, but that didn’t work because the Obama administration is apparently breaking that law by slow-walking the paperwork.


26 posted on 11/22/2009 6:12:10 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: screaminsunshine

Reject the weak and keep the strong.

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Exactly. And maybe Canada can take all of our homosexuals.


27 posted on 11/22/2009 6:12:26 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Where was the photo on the left taken....

&&&

I recall that it was at the D-Day remembrance in France this year.


28 posted on 11/22/2009 6:17:30 AM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

I’m not sure, but I think it was during the D-Day observance at Omaha Beach.

Yeah, Michelle is definitely one of the mean girls.


29 posted on 11/22/2009 6:17:30 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: rbg81

I believe a DADT discharge is considered a “medical” discharge and is honorable.


30 posted on 11/22/2009 6:17:52 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Spike Knotts

Oh, I thought it was carpet burn.


31 posted on 11/22/2009 6:19:36 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Salman

Being that our Military reveres Islam as much as it does, and the punishments Islam prescribes for homosexual behavior...


32 posted on 11/22/2009 6:20:00 AM PST by Boiling Pots (Barack Obama: The Final Turd George W. Bush laid on America)
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To: Bigg Red

Thanks. I copied my answer off your paper. Good thing I type fast. ; )


33 posted on 11/22/2009 6:20:57 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Salman

The Canadian courts are once again getting involved in abetting an AWOL soldier? What? Have they run out of hockey players to prosecute for assault?


34 posted on 11/22/2009 6:26:29 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: IbJensen

Naaah, buttstroke under the chin then commence to caving its skull in with your entrenching tool.


35 posted on 11/22/2009 6:30:14 AM PST by gatorhead
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To: BykrBayb

Right.

Take one of the “notes” to the MPs and the whole company would be in deep doodoo.

CID would be involved. IG would get in. It would rock the whole base. BTW, I knew lots of Lesbos in the Army and can say without a doubt that nobody gave a damn about it.

I mean really, who cares?

She just wanted out. And she wanted out on HER own terms.


36 posted on 11/22/2009 6:32:36 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Salman
...a judge ordered the refugee board to reconsider her failed asylum claim and take into account compelling evidence that she was persecuted and that her sexual orientation could mean stiffer punishment...

Yeah, everyone knows that the US Army executes lezzbos and queers...oh, wait...that's Islam.

< /sarc >

37 posted on 11/22/2009 6:32:54 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: BykrBayb; Bigg Red

I believe that you are right. The other female critter is the frog’s first lady, correct?


38 posted on 11/22/2009 6:38:05 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: JimRed

Refresh my memory. Who are we fighting against in the war in which she “conscientiously objects” to our side? Isn’t it the people who would torture her death for her carpet munching ways? Yeah, I thought so.


39 posted on 11/22/2009 6:38:44 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Salman
fair trade, they get a nasty new dyke and we get rid of one... please stay there forever.
40 posted on 11/22/2009 6:39:03 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: RoadKingSE

She didnt think that she would have to fight when she joined the army. She just joined for the money and other “Perks”
She should have stuck it out for when Obama gets rid of the dont ask dont tell, she would have been free to munch all the carpets she could.


41 posted on 11/22/2009 6:39:16 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

In a manner of speaking, yes.


42 posted on 11/22/2009 6:39:56 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Salman
Too bad the military can't just drop this rug munchin’ coward off outside the gate of some forward post in Afghanistan with her dishonorable discharge papers and tell her “buh bye”.
43 posted on 11/22/2009 6:41:29 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Salman
Good luck with that free Canadian health care Skank.

She'll be crying to come back to the US in a few years.
Sniff, cry, grumble, I made a mistake, please forgive me because I'm gay
and I'm special, I have needs..

44 posted on 11/22/2009 6:45:04 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: ladyvet

I bet she’d be ready to switch sides then.


45 posted on 11/22/2009 6:45:28 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb


QB.


46 posted on 11/22/2009 6:52:45 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: MaxMax
What is she thinking? "I know more about bull____ than you ever will, and I got better things to do with it than spread it on the crops."
47 posted on 11/22/2009 7:00:23 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
She's hateful because she has an affirmative action education.
Just like Zer0.
48 posted on 11/22/2009 7:05:11 AM PST by MaxMax (Obamao can't play in the Olympic reindeer games)
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To: MaxMax

I was going to comment about them getting their diplomas from a Cracker Jack box, but that would be racist, wouldn’t it?


49 posted on 11/22/2009 7:16:20 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Salman; All
I didn't even know that Andy Dick was an AWOL lesbian. Geez, what else am I ignorant of?


50 posted on 11/22/2009 7:20:58 AM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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