Lesbian cadet resigns from West Point

Full story: Daily Breeze 29
A lesbian cadet asked Monday to resign from the U.S. Military Academy because she can no longer lie about her sexuality and was troubled by the anti-gay attitudes of some around her. Full Story
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kitty chomping

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Aug 13, 2010
Katherine Miller wrote:
What am I gonna do now?
I'm going to Disneyland. To get married.
probably EAT OUT at the blue bayou
Albert L

Kabul, Afghanistan

#22 Aug 14, 2010
I found this article in the Army Times and I was troubled enough by it that I decided to write a response.

The fact that Ms. Katherine Miller chose to lie about her sexuality means she missed the point of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. It means quite literally what it says: don't ask and don't tell about your sexuality.

The fact that the news story reports her as going for a sociology major and reading and writing extensively about the policy is somewhat troubling. One would hope that if she had studied the policy thoroughly she might have noticed the title and realized what it meant.

Her words: "I intend for my resignation to offer a concrete example of the consequences of a failed law and social policy." Item one: it is not a law, it is a military policy. Item two: it is not a social policy, it is a military policy. It affects members of the military and no one else.

The sexuality of a service member is essentially ignored by the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. You can be gay and serve in the armed services. It is possible. Just don't ask others about their sexuality and don't tell them about yours. This renders Katherine Miller's actions and purpose a moot point.

As soon as this policy is repealed sexuality suddenly has a role in a sexless endeavor. Again, war is not about sexuality and neither is the execution of war on a professional level. If you mention your sexual orientation you messed up.

If she was lying, she was talking. She had already breached the policy.
and yet

Lumberton, NC

#23 Aug 14, 2010
Hmmmm wrote:
I thought about this article... and thought about it... I see no negative to her resigning. Go straight to your island and don't let us hear from you again. Oops! Did I say straight? So sorry!
i guess your also the same kind of person that beat the hell out of black WW2 vetrans from those videos on liveleak. i guess sacrifice only means something to america when they agree with them dont it?
U Dont Say

Studio City, CA

#24 Aug 14, 2010
Hmmmm wrote:
I thought about this article... and thought about it... I see no negative to her resigning. Go straight to your island and don't let us hear from you again. Oops! Did I say straight? So sorry!
If God decided to make YOU gay in your next life, if there is one, as a punishment for being so cold towards those who are different than you, I think that it would be most appropriate. Oops, do I sound mean spirited? Oh well, an eye for an eye!!! It's in the BOOK.
Carpetbanger

San Pedro, CA

#25 Aug 14, 2010
I feel sorry for the poor guys who will lose their girlfriends through her lesbian conquests and her lesbian agenda...she's a Xena warrior and straight bush is in her sniper scope's view. She is a trained Lao Tzu and Clausowitz warfighter to conduct lesbian conquests into the Vajayjay center of gravity. Her fog and friction will leave our straight sisters vanquished, victimized and confused. Obama will hire her into his rank and file leftist administration as his lesbian right hand man.
Xenophobic

San Pedro, CA

#26 Aug 14, 2010
Carpetbanger wrote:
I feel sorry for the poor guys who will lose their girlfriends through her lesbian conquests and her lesbian agenda...she's a Xena warrior and straight bush is in her sniper scope's view. She is a trained Lao Tzu and Clausowitz warfighter to conduct lesbian conquests into the Vajayjay center of gravity. Her fog and friction will leave our straight sisters vanquished, victimized and confused. Obama will hire her into his rank and file leftist administration as his lesbian right hand man.
Ha hah, you must be Xenaphobic! I hope she steals and carpetmunches your girlfriend.
SLIF

Toronto, Canada

#27 Aug 14, 2010
When is the army going to start rounding up straight male soldiers for sex harrassment,sex slavery during wars,and murdering civillians?
PLANET OF THE APES

Los Angeles, CA

#28 Aug 14, 2010
Xenophobic wrote:
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Ha hah, you must be Xenaphobic! I hope she steals and carpetmunches your girlfriend.
CAN I WATCH?

Since: Jun 08

Thailand

#29 Aug 14, 2010
Albert L wrote:
I found this article in the Army Times and I was troubled enough by it that I decided to write a response.
The fact that Ms. Katherine Miller chose to lie about her sexuality means she missed the point of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. It means quite literally what it says: don't ask and don't tell about your sexuality.
No it does not mean literally what it's supposed to say: don't ask and don't tell about your sexuality. I've never seen the law passed in 1993 labelled DADT but those words don't appear in it. Instead, there's been a policy of spying on people who may be gay and booting them out of the military. A guy named Tim McVay (similar to the Oklahoma City bomber) got kicked out of the Navy for participating in some gay online personals. Other people who tried to hide got snitched on. Apparently the military has a snitch agreement with local police to tell all.
Albert L wrote:
If she was lying, she was talking. She had already breached the policy.
That's OK, the Senators who promoted the falsely labelled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" were lying too. So are the generals who are trying to maintain this policy. The young lady got tired of collaborating with liars and told the truth.

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