Friday, June 1, 2001

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  • Judge Tells Former Air Force Captain He Must Pay for Admitting He Is Gay

    This week in San Francisco a U.S. District Court Judge ruled that former Air Force captain and psychiatrist JohnHensala owes the US Air Force more than $71,000 for his education because he failed to fulfill his military serviceobligation. Hensala was automatically discharged in 1994 under the military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy when hetold the Air Force that he is gay. He was prevented from serving and then told he must pay the government back forhis medical education at Northwestern University.

  • Following Act of "Ecclesiastical Disobedience," Lutheran Bishop Paul Egertson Resigns

    After admitting that he had engaged in an act of "ecclesiastical disobedience" by participating in the ordination ofa lesbian, Bishop Paul Egertson today officially announces his resignation from the Evangelical Lutheran Church inAmerica.

  • An Interview with Novelist, Playwright and Activist Ariel Dorfman

    Detectives and police paid a visit to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Monday night at the Ritz Hotel inParis. In a summons translated aloud by the hotel manager, they asked if Kissinger would help judge Roger Le Loirewith his investigation of the murder of five French youths by the Pinochet regime in Chile in the 1970s. Kissingerignored the summons, saying later that he was too busy.

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