TACOMA—Halting an Air Force nurse's discharge for her relationship with a civilian woman would rightly cripple the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay service members, civil liberties lawyers said Friday.
Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union, pointing to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas sodomy law, are asking a federal judge here to reinstate former Air Force Reserve Maj. Margaret Witt.
Witt, 42, of Spokane, was forced out of her job as a military nurse in late 2004 after an Air Force investigation into her long-term relationship with a civilian woman.
OLYMPIA, WASH —Sen. Maria Cantwell, a true-blue Democrat, is trying to tamp down unrest among those on Washington state's political left who are furious with her unapologetic support for the Iraq War.
Sen. Maria Cantwell