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  • Witt expects Air Force reinstatement

    A lesbian flight nurse who was discharged under the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy said today she hopes to be reinstated to the Air Force Reserve for her unit’s …


  • Air Force: Not so fast on Witt’s reinstatement

    The Air Force is saying not so fast on the reinstatement of a lesbian flight nurse discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”


  • DOJ appeals Witt’s reinstatement to Air Force

    Lawyers for a lesbian flight nurse discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell” say she can rejoin the Air Force even as the government appeals a judge’s ruling that gave her …


  • Judge rules for Witt

    TACOMA – Spokane resident Margaret Witt may be the best evidence that “don’t ask, don’t tell” doesn’t work, a federal judge said Friday. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton, in a …


  • Judge to rule Friday on Witt’s return to Air Force

    A lawyer for a decorated flight nurse from Spokane discharged for being gay urged a federal judge today to reinstate her to the Air Force Reserve, and the judge indicated …


  • Witness: Witt’s orientation never an issue

    A Spokane fire captain who served in the Air Force Reserves with Major Margaret Witt said he knew that Witt and some other members of the unit were gay and …


  • Lesbian major’s backers optimistic as trial begins

    SEATTLE – Opponents of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy against gays serving in the military are hoping for another major legal victory as a federal trial begins today over …


  • Decision muddles ‘don’t ask’ policy

    SEATTLE – A pressing legal reality for the “don’t ask, don’t tell” standard for gays serving in the military is that the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has already …


  • Our View: One of Spokane’s finest

    Armed forces personnel who compile distinguished records – Air Force Maj. Margaret Witt, for example – acquire a colorful array of ribbons that commemorate their accomplishments. Witt, of Spokane, was …


  • ‘Don’t ask’ challenge reinstated

    OLYMPIA – The military cannot automatically discharge people because they’re gay, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in a case involving an Air Force nurse from Spokane. A three-judge panel …


  • Gay policy challenged

    OLYMPIA – Today, nearly three years to the day after Maj. Margaret Witt was told she was being forced out of the Air Force for being a lesbian, she will …


  • Lesbian loses suit against Air Force

    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to stop the Air Force from kicking out a Spokane officer who is a lesbian, saying that the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy …


  • Air Force opposes federal injunction

    TACOMA – Government attorneys asked a federal judge Friday not to intervene in the Air Force’s efforts to oust a decorated officer for being a lesbian. Maj. Margaret Witt, who …


  • Lesbian reservist goes to court

    SEATTLE – Saying that the U.S. Constitution trumps military regulations, attorneys for lesbian Air Force Reserve Maj. Margaret Witt on Wednesday sought a federal injunction to prevent the service from …


  • Air Force reservist fights ouster

    OLYMPIA – A longtime Air Force reservist from Spokane plans to file suit in federal court today, seeking to stop the military from kicking her out for being a lesbian. …

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