A sergeant in the military that was hiding her sexual orientation from superiors was discharged after police found a marriage license in her home and reported her as a lesbian to the military.
Jene Newsome and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against the South Dakota police department for what they see as a violation of privacy. Newsome says she was operating under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy when police unlawfully broke the news to the air force without her permission.
The police report that Newsome would not cooperate with them by coming back to her home after they showed up with an arrest warrant for her partner. Although Newsome was not there, they spotted a marriage license on the woman’s kitchen table and reported it to the base.
According to Police Chief Steve Allender, the license was relevant because “it showed both the relationship and residency of the two women.”
Newsome and her spouse were married in Iowa where same sex marriage is legal.
SMH….can they really tell on people like that?!