Cammermeyer v. Aspin
Significance, A Military Discharge, Summary Judgment, Legitimate But Not Rational, Impact
Margarethe Cammermeyer, Colonel
Les Aspin, U.S. Secretary of Defense, et al.
That her discharge from service in the National Guard--based solely on her statement that she is a lesbian--was in violation of her constitutional rights.
Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff
Jeffrey I. Tilden, Michael H. Himes, Mary Newcombe
Chief Defense Lawyer
David M. Glass
Date of Decision
1 June 1994
Cammermeyer's discharge violated her equal protection and substantive due process rights but not her right to freedom of speech and association.
- Meinhold v. U.S. Dept. of Defense, 34 F.3d 1469 (1994).
- McVeigh v. Cohen, 983 F.Supp. 215 (1997).
- Cammermeyer, Margarethe, with Chris Fisher. Service in Silence. New York: Viking, 1994.
- "Lesbians, Long Overlooked, Are Central to Debate on Military Ban." New York Times, 4 May 1993.
- Shenon, Philip. "Armed Forces Still Question Homosexuals." New York Times, 27 February 1996.
- Shilts, Randy. Conduct Unbecoming. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993.
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