RIVERSIDE, Calif. – If the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy were lifted today, Mike Almy would not think twice about returning to the Air Force.
The former major who was fired in 2006 for being gay will testify Thursday in federal court in Riverside during a non-jury trial that is presenting the biggest constitutional test in recent years to the military's policy banning openly gay service members.
Almy is one of two former service members scheduled to testify this week on behalf of the lawsuit filed by the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights organization challenging the policy's constitutionality. Lawyers for the group are seeking a federal injunction to immediately halt the policy banning openly gay service members.
Answer by NightPhoenix at 5:53 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
He KNEW the policy when he went in. No one MADE him join. I am not saying the policy is right or wrong but it IS the policy and he KNEW the risks. It's the military.......They want your opinion they issue it . NOT Oh well I may grace them with my presence if they choose to change the rules to how I would like them to be!
Answer by momof030404 at 1:21 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
I know....I read that. What I am saying is he KNEW the RISK of having that on his computer an he KNEW the risk of "hiding". If he got caught he would be fired. This isnt a secret rule LOL. I am NOT saying the rule is right or wrong...BUT he KNEW the consequences if he broke the rule. Dont like the rule...work to CHANGE it....THEN sign up :) I dont know why people find this so difficult...rules and laws arent supposed to be a pick and choose deal. Either get them CHANGED or follow them...and either way you follow them TILL they're changed!
Answer by momof030404 at 1:31 PM on Jul. 15, 2010
No one asked him, and he didn't tell, so what policy did he violate? I'm confused.
You're just being facetious here......right? You dont think the law is quite that literal do you? ok...HERE for those who either REALLY dont get it or are just being silly....
the policy prohibits anyone who "demonstrate(s) a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts"
THATS the rule. I didnt write it just is what it is. There was a ROUTINE computer search and he had something that broke said rule. But hey if the rule CHANGES he is A ok.
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