Skip to comments.Judge Orders Lesbian Reinstated to Air Force
Posted on 09/24/2010 4:52:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A federal judge ruled Friday that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back as soon as possible in the latest legal setback to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The decision by U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton came in a closely watched case as a tense debate has been playing out over the policy. Senate Republicans blocked an effort to lift the ban this week, but two federal judges have ruled against the policy in recent weeks. Maj. Margaret Witt was discharged under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy and sued to get her job back.
A judge in 2006 rejected Witt's claims that the Air Force violated her rights when it fired her. An appeals court panel overruled him two years later, leaving it to Leighton to determine whether her firing met that standard.
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You know, why don’t we allow felons into the military too? Since the liberals want to destroy it. I’m sure some Mexican drug cartel members want to join as well.
Who needs to waste money on the likes of Congress when we have judges creating the law?
We need a judicial impeachment movement to restore our country to one functioning with the consent of the governed, but our politicians are too cowardly to act.
Time for impeachment and removal of this judge. The constitution does not give judges the right to write legislation.
All in good time. After all, it’s part of Obama’s plan to define military discipline down - in order to weaken the U.S.
Does she get back pay? What about promotions missed because of this? You know these questions are going to be asked....I am just getting the Air Force ready for these questions. They need to tell her to take a hike.
Absolutely. And term limits on SCOTUS.
So, was she good at her job? Did she behave appropriately toward her fellow servicewomen?
Just asking the questions neither side of this debate seems concerned about. On one side you have people who want to (ab)use the military as a platform to push a liberal social agenda. On the other, you have people who think being gay necessarily makes it impossible to control your sex drives and do your job. That’s the good thing about the principle behind Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: patriotic gays get to serve in the military, but they don’t get to use it to shove their sexuality in the country’s face.
What I want to know is, why do so many gays have a problem with DADT if, as they claim, they simply want to serve their country without pushing homosexualist politics?
“We need a judicial impeachment movement to restore our country to one functioning with the consent of the governed, but our politicians are too cowardly to act.”
to quote a FReeper of recent posting:
“I do believe its coming”.
And my point;
“First we take Congress [Manhattan] then we take DC/NY/and Houston(throw in Boston too) [Berlin]” - paraphrase to “Everybody Knows” by Leonard Cohen.
This judge should be brought before a military tribunal and dealt with as appropriate.
I don’t understand, now that they know she is a lesbian
she would have to be automatically discharged. More
jurisprudential mumbo jumbo.
Perhaps the ban on open homosexuality in the military could be replaced with a ban on homosexual males and heterosexual females.
I was in the army ‘71-74. The Army was allowing recruits convicted of “minor” crimes...prostitution, for example, to enter the military rather than go to jail.
We had women in the barracks that were scary. Keep door locked, sleep with one eye open.... There were some choice specimens to be sure.
Because for many of them their homosexuality is the only thing that matters. Subsidiary to that is the desire to get their future HIV and AIDS problems permanently taken care of and paid for by the Military and the VA. Once DADT goes away HIV will become the military’s biggest problem and the way for the taxpayers to fund the homosexual lifestyle and its medical expensses.
Just do nothing...what is the judge going to do?
How many legions does this judge have to enforce his bs?
She must have done something very overt for her to be discharged or she tried to make a point and announced it.
Gays serve now, they keep their sex lives private, as it should be!
Besides, military service is not a right, it is a privilege!
Forget the payments for HIV, we are at war, lots of blood, not the most sterile of living conditions etc.
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