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  1. USMACandidate

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    I also posted this in the Academy/Military News section and christcorp has posted his view.
     
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    In the fourth paragraph:
    "But she wrote of being 'coerced into ignoring derogatory comments towards homosexuals for fear of being alienated for my viewpoint' and that she 'endured sexual harassment for fear of being accused as a lesbian.'"

    Somebody explain what the two bolded clauses mean.

    To my understanding, Ms. Miller resigned because she did not want to continue compromising her integrity by lying about her orientation. She then blames the "don't ask don't tell" law for making her do so. Just trying to make sense of the article...
     
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    I was told by cadets in her academic classes that her viewpoints and orientation were no secret.
     
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    There is a decent possibility that in the next 10-20 years the U.S. supreme Court may rule that discrimination against individuals based on sexual orientation is unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause. If that is the case, Don't Ask/Don't Tell would not be valid (if it has not been voluntarily repealed before that). The role of gays in the military and society is a difficult issue for this country, not least because America is a pretty religious society and many religions teach that homosexuality is wrong. In this particular case, I would hope folks would have some empathy/compassion for someone trying to do the right thing by her lights (even if we would not agree with her views or approach).
     
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    I don't believe that this person is attempting "to do the right thing by her lights". Therefor I don't have any empathy/compassion for her and personally don't care one way or another about her sexual orientation, views or opinions on DADT, the military and West Point. Good riddance.
     
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    I don't know her--you could be right that she is not sincere, and as she took this to the public sphere she will have to accept that people will form judgments, many negative. On the other hand, you don't know her either. I generally give people the benefit of the doubt so I'm sticking to that approach.
     
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    Correct, I do not. However I do know some of the choices that she made and how she chose to deal with those choices.
     
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    Fair enough. I understand your perspective and appreciate the back and forth. Good night!
     

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