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26 June 2006

Don't Ask, Don't Tell? How about Don't Peek?

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), which works to overturn the US military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, has posted the following on its website: New Documents Indicate Government Conducted Undercover Surveillance of Student Group. SLDN executive director C. Dixon Osburn said
"It is the suppression of our constitutional rights, and not the practice of them, that undermines our national security. It is patently absurd that this administration has linked sexual orientation with terrorism."

  • On 6/27/2006 1:57 PM, Blogger DeniseUMLaw said…

    I remember blogging about this when it first came to light that the DOD was spying on OUTlaw student groups, even citing the government's assertion that gay couples kissing posed a "credible threat".

    It IS patently absurd. But then, the entire methodology, history, and enforcement of the ban on gays in the military is patently absurd.

    What an incredible waste of our country's time, money and other resources are devoted to this.

    I applaud the work of SLDN. I wish more people understood the effect of the ban and its implementation realities. This ridiculous spying is nothing more than an outgrowth of that and of this administration's obsession with spying on its citizens and the contraction of rights.

  • On 7/06/2006 5:02 AM, Anonymous Andy said…

    Excellent quote! Of course, perceived sexual deviance has long been associated with spies - Blunt, for example. It's also telling that numerous theorists down the years have tried to assign homosexual tendencies to the likes of Hitler - but then, the fact that he became vegetarian is also used as a means by which vegetarianism can be presented as dysfunctional. x


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