Friday, December 19, 2008
Pitzer College in Claremont, CA, Pitzer's faculty-student college council passed a resolution April 12, 1990, banning future ROTC (Resident Officers Training Corps) scholarships and credit for military science classes, effective the fall of 1991. The resolution stated: "Pitzer College has taken this action out of the conviction that the current policies practiced by the ROTC, which discriminate against gays and lesbians in military service, are unconscionable and are in direct conflict with Pitzer's commitment not to discriminate on the sexual preference."
“It is, perhaps, ironic in an age when, across the country, police cameras capture and ticket red-light-runners, and many traffic stops are videotaped from the dashboard of a squad car. “Well, all of a sudden when the shoe is on the other foot, it’s, ‘Wait, wait, there’s an intrusion of the wiretap act,’” says Paul Hetznecker, a Philadelphia civil rights lawyer.