Saturday, March 13, 2010

Black Woman Kicked Out of Military After South Dakota Cops Tell Air Force She Is A Lesbian

Jene Newsome, a former Air Force Sergeant, was discharged earlier this year after South Dakota police told military officials she is a lesbian. The police came to Newsome's home to arrest her partner, and during a search, they discovered her Iowa marriage license. The police subsequently disclosed Newsome's same-sex marriage to military officials, who then discharged Newsome. Newsome is suing the police department.

Meanwhile, the Obama Administration is taking another year to "review" how to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Newsome, however, did not "tell" anyone in the military that she is a lesbian. The clearly homophobic and vindictive police officers did. Statistics show that Don't Ask, Don't Tell has a disparate impact on black women.

See also: What Cruel Country Fires People For Getting Married: The United States

6 comments:

RealityZone said...

American homophobia has reached new heights.


The O Team has perfected non-action on all fronts. Democrats must realize that Obama does not KowTow to the right, he is the RIGHT.

Pink Lady- Blue Heart said...

I think it is horrible that she was treated this way. Her sexual preferences does not stop her from doing her job in the military. If she can fight and die for our country then she can marry any person she pleases...

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

PL: I agree.
RZ: I would like to think things are improving, but the American political scene is quite volatile.

RPCard Foundation Partners Inc. said...

Thank you for posting this blog so quickly, my neice Jene deserves to be heard regarding this terrible incident here in America. I have also posted a comment box on our site to discuss this in more detail with my family and to receive opinions like yours. Again, thanks Angela (The RPCard Foundation). www.therpcard.com

liberal dissent said...

Depressing, but eventually Don't Ask Don't Tell will be abolished. There has been a sea change in American culture over the past decade, and inevitably it will reach the military. It's not a question of if, just when.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

PS: She served for nine years. Losing a nine-year career because you get married. Heterosexuals cannot relate to this.

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