From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Tim Evanson)
Subject: Military ignores "don't ask, don't tell"
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 20:28:55 GMT
Today's Washington Post contains an article on p. A2 in which the
Servicemembers Legal Network says that the military discharged 722
military servicemembers in 1995, compared to compared with 597 in 1994
and 682 in 1993.
The Network released military memoranda which showed that military
officials are overstepping their bounds. Some officials have even
flagrantly ignored the new regulations by asking servicemembers directly
about their sexual orientation and interviewing family members, school
counselors, siblings, and others as well as reviewing mental health and
medical records in fishing expeditions. In some cases, when women have
accused other serviemen of sexual harassment, the accused have started
rumors of lesbianism which have then been used to investigate the women.
Sec. of Defense Perry said that the increases are "not a significant
change" from previous years.
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