Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Sue

I just saw on Tapped that 12 former armed forces members filed suit on Monday in the federal court in Boston challenging their dismissal based on sexual orientation.

What is it about Boston that makes it, again and again throughout our history, the crucible for civil liberties and human progress? Is it the free-thinking environment fostered in the universities? Our proximity to Europe? Something in the water? Or is it a lingering reaction to the stain of the witch trials or our Puritan settlers?

1 Comment so far

  1. karl (unregistered) on December 10th, 2004 @ 10:08 am

    Not living in New England and now living in the Deep South, I’m grateful for Boston.

    P.S. I voted for Kerry and I know alot of ppl in New ORleans who did.

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