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Navy to discharge
lesbian officer who spoke out at marriage equality
march

Navy to discharge
lesbian officer who spoke out at marriage equality
march

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The Navy is kicking out a lesbian noncommissioned officer who took part in a New York City rally for marriage equality last weekend, after she was heard on a local radio station talking about her female partner.

The Navy is kicking out a lesbian noncommissioned officer who took part in a New York City rally for marriage equality last weekend, after she was heard on a local radio station talking about her female partner. Navy petty officer Rhonda Davis was in uniform when she gave the interview to 1010WINS on June 3 as she marched across the Brooklyn Bridge with hundreds of others in support of same-sex marriage. Davis said she is now losing her job because her superiors heard the broadcast. Navy spokesman Jeff Nichols confirmed that discharge proceedings are under way, adding that Davis's broadcast comments violated the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Davis, a 10-year Navy veteran and currently serving as a journalist first class, said she's hoping to get an honorable, not a dishonorable, discharge. She said Saturday's rally was the first time she had marched in support of gay rights--and that even though she's not happy about losing her job, she has no regrets about speaking out because she believes strongly in the fight to legalize same-sex marriage. (Sirius OutQ News)

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