When Not Asking and Not Telling Isn't Enough

Lesbian wins what may turn out to be a first "Timber!" in the Don't Ask Don't Tell tree.

She wasn't asked and she never told.
She wasn't asked and she never told.

According to the Air Force Times, "Maj. Margaret Witt was literally a poster girl on the service's promotional materials." So, of course they discharged her in 2006, one year within her 20-year-retire-with-benefits anniversary, after an anonymous tip-off hepped them to the fact that she was a lesbian.

Witt has been fighting the decision ever since, and yesterday, the nurse reservist assigned to the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Washington state's McChord Air Force Base was given a win – "but a procedural win," according to SLDN's Victor Maldonado – by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

So let's get this "straight": Even if you never told what they didn't want to hear and told you not to tell, you can still be told on by some tell-tale tattletale and told to take a hike… or in this case, a DISSSSSS-MISSED!? Talk about your "liberal interpretation"s.

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Military, DADT, Homophobia, Don't Ask Don't Tell, US Air Force, Margaret Witt

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