Pentagon Condones On-Base Spouse' Group Barring Lesbian

Jan 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: EDGE

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that it won't get involved in a case where Army officials from Fort Bragg in North Carolina have allowed its spouses club to refuse membership to a lesbian woman who is legally married to an Army lieutenant, BuzzFeed reports.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Jan 18, 2013
Well that's certainly a cop-out.

At least the Marine Corps knows how to lead.

The rest of the Pentagon will catch up eventually.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#3 Jan 18, 2013
This demonstrates why the Marines are so revered, while the Army is just.............well, the Army.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#5 Jan 18, 2013
This is a result of not getting sexual orientation added to the non-discrimination laws when DADT was repealled. Including that provision would likely have torpedoed the whole bill.

We'll just have to keep pushing the Pentagon while we wait for DOMA to be repealed.
disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jan 18, 2013
NoQ wrote:
Way to go Pentagon!!!!
ahhh you again - OBSESSED over gay men and ALL things GAY...WHY??????
Just poppin in for a bit

Watsonville, CA

#9 Jan 18, 2013
The Pentagon does not like to contradict the decisions of it's base commanders on non-mission critical matters, even if they disagree with them. it interferes with order and discipline. The policy will change when a new base commander is assigned.

In the meantime, let's focus on State and local legislative battles, huh?
david traversa

San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina

#11 Jan 18, 2013
disgusted american wrote:
<quoted text>ahhh you again - OBSESSED over gay men and ALL things GAY...WHY??????
Why else..?
david traversa

San Miguel De Tucuman, Argentina

#12 Jan 18, 2013
NoQ wrote:
<quoted text>
You perverted shiteater, don't you insult me by calling me a Nasty Fa$$ot anymore. You're hurting my feelings.
So you have feelings.. do let the world know..

“God made in the image of man”

Since: May 07

Sausalito, CA

#15 Jan 18, 2013
Another example of inaccurate reporting! There is a BIG difference between 'not getting involved' and "condoning" something. Furthermore, the Pentagon's explanation is perfectly reasonable: This is a private organization operating within EXISTING legislation (i.e. that particular law hasn't caught up to DODT). Yes, we all understand that this private organization is probably deliberately discriminating, but that doesn't mean the Pentagon "condones" it as this headline suggests. Rather, they are not in a position to take action -- until the law is updated.

People, we do ourselves no favors by picking fights with the Pentagon over every little nit. Let's focus on the big picture!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#16 Jan 19, 2013
Umninimuzi wrote:
Another example of inaccurate reporting! There is a BIG difference between 'not getting involved' and "condoning" something. Furthermore, the Pentagon's explanation is perfectly reasonable: This is a private organization operating within EXISTING legislation (i.e. that particular law hasn't caught up to DODT). Yes, we all understand that this private organization is probably deliberately discriminating, but that doesn't mean the Pentagon "condones" it as this headline suggests. Rather, they are not in a position to take action -- until the law is updated.
People, we do ourselves no favors by picking fights with the Pentagon over every little nit. Let's focus on the big picture!
Agreed, the headline was misleading.

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