Battlepanda: Don't trust teh Gays


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Don't trust teh Gays

Is this just random bigotry, or should we start calling this the "Gannon rule"?
The administration rewrote a 1997 regulation that had said sexual orientation "may not be used as a basis" for denying clearances or determining whether individuals should be eligible to access classified information unless it could make them vulnerable to coercion or exploitation.

President Bush's updated language says security clearances cannot be denied "solely on the basis of the sexual orientation of the individual."

If sexual behavior is "strictly private, consensual and discreet," that could lessen security concerns, according to the regulations that came as part of an update to clearance guidelines distributed in December.[snip]

Frank, who is gay, said the administration is taking a step backward by changing the Clinton-era protections on security clearances. Frank said it is too soon to know the impact.

"Of course, sexual misbehavior could be grounds for denying a security clearance," he said. "But that's irrelevant as to whether the misbehavior is gay or straight, unless you think that sexual behavior by gay people is inherently misbehavior."

Mata Gannon: Don't let the gay harlots get their hands on our state secrets!