The news from Tacoma is that Margaret Witt, whom I wrote about recently, has just kicked another hole in the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
From the ACLU, which represented Witt:
Today U.S. Federal District Court Judge Robert Leighton ruled in favor of Major Margaret Witt, a decorated U.S. Air Force flight nurse who had been dismissed on grounds of homosexual conduct, and ordered the U.S. Air Force to reinstate her. After six days of trial, the Court found that Major Witt’s sexual orientation does not negatively impact unit morale or cohesion. ACLU of Washington attorneys have directly represented Major Witt since her case began in 2006.
Upon hearing the judge’s ruling, Major Witt said, “I'm thrilled about the decision today. I appreciate the Court's belief in the professionalism of the military. Many people forget that the U.S. military is the most diverse workforce in the world—we are extremely versed in adaptation. Thousands of men and women who are gay and lesbian honorably serve this country in our military. Wounded personnel never asked me about my sexual orientation. They were just glad to see me. I can't wait to rejoin my unit,” she added
More in next week's Stranger.