Friday, May 06, 2005
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Just Don't Call Them Unpatriotic!

KSBY: Military recruitment protest held By Matt Cota
A group of students is trying to convince UC Santa Barbara officials to ban military recruiters on campus. A 1994 law requires schools to give full access to military recruiters or risk the loss of federal funding. However, students at UCSB say because the military doesn't allow homosexuals to join, they're in violation of the school's anti-discrimination policy. "All we are asking for is the UC to enforce its non-discrimination policy," says UCSB student Fernando Ramirez. The argument is similar to one posed by a coalition of 31 law schools that have already banned military recruiters. By doing so, the schools are challenging the decade-old law; the case is now headed for the Supreme Court. Local veteran Lane Anderson says he thinks the Supreme Court should uphold the ban. [...] In October, the Supreme Court will rule on whether or not the federal government can withhold funding for schools that ban recruiters.