CNN: Judge orders lesbian Air Force nurse-officer reinstated

According to CNN’s Web site:

A federal judge has ordered the reinstatement of an openly lesbian former Air Force major who was dismissed from the military under the government’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

Judge Ronald Leighton of Tacoma, Washington, made his ruling Friday. It is the latest legal and political setback for the Obama administration, which is seeking to end the policy through a legislative and executive solution.

Maj. Margaret Witt, a decorated flight nurse with 20 years of service, had sued to return to the Air Force Reserve. She was honorably discharged in July 2007 on the grounds that she had a six-year relationship with another woman, a civilian.

The complete story is on line at: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/09/24/military.gay.reinstatement/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn

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