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13 March 2010



That's ashame that the police department did that you an innocent woman. Well I am sure she will not get her job back but there are other means to get compensation. I cannot disclosed them here....sorry!


Rapid City, South Dakota—that’s a very scenic place, but truly the Land of the Enemy. It’s fortunate nothing worse happened to Ms. Newsome.

Perhaps all these discharged gay military people need to put their weapons training to good use and form a militia. After all, the Second Amendment doesn’t just apply to white wingnuts.

Kevin Perez

I always use to hear Black women going on (ranting) how difficult it is for "sistas", how they can't get a break, and how oppressive society is for them, I wonder if these gals (mostly church women) have as bit of sympathy for this young soldier (who is a Black woman and lesbian) or the lesbian Black women raped in South Africa as they do for themselves when berating Black men and their failures and society at large. Kind of funny to hear folks talk about "the community" when all it is truly selective groups

Had to let it out, sorry. But I've realized the those who are LGBT AND from a ethnic background have so much to loose when discharged from the military. Why aren't are communities doing more to help out. Heck, I'm reading that it's difficult for young veterans to get a job. Add a discharged Black woman who is a LESBIAN being jobless, and damn.

Da' RealistOne

You got a point Kevin...
I too have wondered will the local chapter of the NAACP or some ethnic organization will speak up, or maybe some of the Black people in the area cause some type of noise or protest.

This woman got fired from her job and she was TOTALLY innocent!

If there isn't ANY outrage at all from the Black community there, this will truly, truly be a sad sight for us.


@ Kevin Perez

Agree 100%. This policy needs to be removed immediately! There was no need for her to be fired because sexual orientation has nothing to do with one's ability to serve! Other countries let bisexual/gay/lesbians serve with no problems! Whats wrong with this country? Really, someone give me an explanation please!

Taylor Siluwé

This thing smells to me.

According to this AP report - "Police officers, who said they spotted the marriage license on the kitchen table through a window of Newsome's home, alerted the base,"

They saw the license through a window on the kitchen table!? They could actually read it from that vantage point?

Fishy, fishy, fishy. Sounds like a clear violation of privacy and probably some other things. I'm sure Rachel Maddow will pick up on this one.


Serving in the military is a heterosexual privilege. Only they are allowed to serve and potentially die for their country.


They should really get some legal guidance on this- A lawsuit against the police department for violation of privacy is in order. This is not about how the police "feel" but what should have been the focus of what they came there for in the 1st place.

I am glad that their names were named (the officers involved) Maybe some black-balling of sorts would serve them right!


I agree with what everyone is saying but she is wrong on one account. She said "I played by 'don't ask, don't tell,' which isn't correct because under the policy service members are not allowed to enter into a civil union or marriage with someone of the same sex.

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