Dated 9/21/2005 from the ACLU website.
WASHINGTON - In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today, the American Civil Liberties Union urged the Supreme Court to rule that it is unconstitutional for Congress to force universities that object to discrimination against gay people to accept military recruiters on their campuses.
"Universities should be commended for holding the line against discrimination and insisting that it is wrong," said Matt Coles, director of the ACLU's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project. "For the time being, Congress can keep gay people out of the military. It shouldn't be able to violate university rules against discrimination as well."
At various times, universities have barred military recruiters from campus for reasons ranging from opposition to the Vietnam War to objections to excluding women from the military. Most recently, American law schools have refused to let any employer recruit on their campuses unless it was willing to promise that it did not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. Because the military refused, its recruiters were barred.
Congress passed laws denying Department of Defense funds to schools that banned recruiters. When law schools failed to capitulate, Congress decided to deny all federal funds (except student loans) to entire universities if their law schools barred recruiters.
The ACLU never seems to miss an opportunity to stick it to our armed forces. At a time when recruitment is essential because of the war effort, they are fighting to keep recruiters out of our schools.
If Congress has deemed it permissible to bar blatant deviant behavior from enlistment, then schools that deny armed forces recruitment should not expect the support of the Federal Government. Let them garner their support from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Stonewall Democrats etc. and, oh yes, the ACLU.
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