In the ensuing time, James endured so much harassment and persecution in the US Army that she went AWOL and fled for Canada, where she wants to stay and is seeking refugee status. Who would ever want to desert the lesbians? AS: What was the army like for you? Was being gay a problem? And of course being in the army is much more complicated than that. After basic training, I was moved to my regular duty station in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Lesbian Who Fled Army Opens Legal Ground in Canada
LGBT Asylum News: In Canada, lesbian US army deserter hopes for asylum
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. A Federal Court judge accused the U. Justice Yves de Montigny said in his ruling yesterday. The Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board must now conduct a new hearing in the case of year-old Bethany Smith, who says she fears she could be killed by other soldiers if she were forced to return to the United States to face the consequences for her act of desertion. Judge de Montigny wrote that the refugee board erred in finding that Ms. Smith had failed to present clear and convincing proof that the U.
Lesbian U.S. deserter to get new Canada hearing
Finding your information. Hey there, time traveller! Christopher Garver. Bethany Smith, 21, will have another chance to argue her case for staying in Canada, rather than face deportation and a possible court martial in the U. Already have an account?
Source: Xtra! By Neil McKinnon and Dale Smith Texas is known as a "gun-friendly" state and is located in the Bible Belt of one of the most powerful nations in the world. Texas is also the home state of lesbian war resister Skyler James, aka Bethany Smith, 22, who fled to Ottawa in fearing for her life after her sexual orientation became known to fellow soldiers.