Buzzard, the military has a separate justice system with JAG lawyers, judges, prison (Fort Leavenworth) and laws (Uniform Code of Military Justice). Sodomy is still illegal under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. It has not been declared unconstitutional.
Originally Posted by Buzzard
Hi all. I tried to stay out of this but found myself unable. There are so many things I wish to reply to, some have already been touched upon, but I'll do my best to leave them be. Happy New Year to all.
Hey Chris, most states (if not all) abolished the laws against sodomy as they were ruled as being unconstitutional. Read the highlights of the Supreme Court case Lawrence vs Texas. What about the equal protection clause? Do you think not allowing gays to serve violates this?
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