Sunday Funny… Gays in the Military

Today’s Sunday Funny is not meant to be humorous but poignant. It demonstrates the strength and emotion represented in a single image…

Created by Chad Lowe, the editorial cartoonist for the Sun-Sentinel

On Friday, a federal judge in Washington state ruled that a decorated flight nurse discharged from the Air Force for being gay should be given her job back as soon as possible. Major Margaret Witt was suspended in 2004 and subsequently discharged under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for being in a long-term relationship with a civilian woman. She sued to get her job back – and won.

Whether gay or straight, these brave men and women are risking their lives for our country.

Written by Cindy Hoots

With more than 10 years experience working for a major Fortune 500 company, Cindy specializes in socially and environmentally responsible business strategies. She has developed successful corporate communications and stakeholder engagement strategies on contentious sustainability issues and has worked with a number of NGOs and activist organizations on how to effectively partner with multinational companies. Cindy frequently writes about topics ranging from what is corporate social responsibility to sustainable supply chain and measuring a company's environmental impact. She believes business plays a vital role in the health of our communities and our planet.


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