« coralGAYbles book club begins Sunday, April 11, at Books & Books in Coral Gables | Main | Video | Equality Forum launches Project 1138; same-sex couples sought for May 2 ceremony »

Officer won't be fired for working to keep gay ban

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- A high-ranking Army general won't be fired or formally reprimanded after urging troops to lobby against the repeal of a ban on openly gay military service.

President Barack Obama supports lifting the ban, and an active attempt to keep it in place could be considered insubordination.

But Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon's civilian boss says the three-star Army general won't receive a letter of reprimand or be forced to step down. Army Secretary John McHugh told reporters Wednesday that Mixon has been told that what he did was inappropriate. McHugh says he considers the matter to be closed.

Mixon is head of Army forces in the Pacific theater. He had urged troops to 'speak up' and urge political leaders not to repeal the ban.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e201311001ec12970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Officer won't be fired for working to keep gay ban:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.