Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Security Clearance Rules May Impede Gays - Yahoo! News

Evidently straight people have an unbelievably good record at not selling out the country:

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration last year quietly rewrote the rules for allowing gays and lesbians to receive national-security clearances, drawing complaints from civil rights activists.

The Bush administration said security clearances cannot be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual." But it removed language saying sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis for or a disqualifying factor in determining a person's eligibility for a security clearance."
Of course it can be argued that a closeted homosexual can easily be blackmailed (and this has long been the real concern). Does this mean we should only clear the openly gay?

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