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Court reviewing firing of Air Force nurse


Maj. Margaret Witt

Associated Press
November 6, 2007

SEATTLE – A lawyer for a highly decorated military flight nurse from Spokane, who was fired for being gay, asked a federal appeals court panel Monday to reinstate her lawsuit against the Air Force, saying her discharge violated her right to be free from governmental intrusion in her private life.

Maj. Margaret Witt, 42, was suspended in 2004 after the Air Force received a tip that she had been in a long-term relationship with a civilian woman. She was honorably discharged last month, after having put in 18 years – two short of what she needed to receive retirement benefits.

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