Wednesday, July 9

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Videotape? - The NYTimes reports that a former Army lieutenant colonel, discharged in 1997 for being gay, filed a lawsuit challenging "don't ask, don't tell" and the military sodomy statute. The article goes on to note that Loomis' homosexuality was discovered after his "home was burned and a firefighter found a videotape of him engaging in sex with other men." Now, what was the firefighter doing picking up the video AND then watching it? And, secondly, what happened to the Army private/arsonist who had posed for nude photos? Was he charged with a crime? Was he also dismissed?