The Iowa National Guard will discharge any person if he or she marries a person of the same sex. The Iowa Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last month. Even though Iowa prohibits discrimination against LGBT residents in the workplace and the Iowa National Guard is state-run, it is also a federally recognized military operation. That means that it is subject to the antigay DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL federal law. The three criteria for getting discharged under the policy includes statements, acts, or marriage that signify homosexual activity. Civil unions, domestic partnerships, and commitment ceremonies are classified as attempts to marry.
SINCE THE POLICY WAS ENACTED.. 13,000 MILITARY PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED.
So even though marriage is legal in states like Iowa, they can't get married because they will lose their job. Is this right?