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2004-12-13 Home Front: Culture Wars
Army ruling deals blow to sodomy law
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Posted by Anonymoose 2004-12-13 9:48:34 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [494 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 What editor wrote that headline?
Posted by mojo  2004-12-13 10:21:25 PM||   2004-12-13 10:21:25 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 Interesting that a 'military court' overrules the law as passed by Congress, under their authority of Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. Can you say Oliver Cromwell.
"An unpublished ruling by the U.S. Army’s top court" sort of like anonymous sources.
The Lawrence case may not apply as Justice O'Connor wrote that Texas unconstitutionally treated straights and gays different. However, the military, unlike civil government, still punishes hetero adultry. The name Kelly Flynn ring a bill? Her lawyer implied his client was being singled out as a women. Took a couple days for the AF to point out that some 60 male officers had been charged in the year or two before her.
So we'll continue to punish straights, but now gays get special protection for their adventures?
BTW - the 'don't ask, don't tell' comes from Art. 78. Accessory After the Fact: Any person subject to this chapter who, knowing that an offense punishable by this chapter has been committed, receives, comforts, or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial, or punishment shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
Unlike civil society, the military environment requires that knowledge of a crime, must be reported and acted upon.
Maybe the fact this article comes from a gay website, makes the whole report somewhat suspect
Posted by Don 2004-12-13 11:51:29 PM||   2004-12-13 11:51:29 PM|| Front Page Top

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