Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fired for Being Gay

Being fired because you are gay, an outrage, right? No, the military did it, so it's just fine and legal. CBS News reports that eleven soldiers were discharged from the military in January because they failed to keep their homosexuality secret. Here's one example:
Kansan National Guard member Amy Brian was discharged after nine years of service - including a tour in Iraq where she survived an IED attack - when a co-worker spotted the off-duty and out-of-uniform Brian kissing her girlfriend
This woman manages to serve our country for nine years, including service in a war zone, but we have to kick her out for kissing someone when she was off-duty. It sounds unbelievable, but unfortunately it's true. 


  1. I don't understand how that could possibly be legal.

  2. That's how "don't ask, don't tell" works. People have to keep their homosexuality secret. If their secret is revealed, the military kicks them out. This is a prime example about why I tend to have a low degree of respect for legality as a concept in any argument involving moral questions.