Lesbian sgt. discharged after police tell military

This undated photo provided by Jene Newson shows Jene Newsome. Newsome was discharged earlier this year under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" law after Rapid City, S.D., police officers saw an Iowa marriage license in her home and told the Ellsworth Air Force Base. The police were at Newsome's home in November with an arrest warrant for her partner, who was wanted on theft charges in Alaska. (AP Photo/Courtesy Jene Newsome) (AP Photo/Courtesy Jene Newsome)

March 14, 2010 8:28:31 AM PDT
Jene Newsome played by the rules as an Air Force sergeant: She never told anyone in the military she was a lesbian. The 28-year-old's honorable discharge under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy came only after police officers in Rapid City, S.D., saw an Iowa marriage certificate in her home and told the nearby Ellsworth Air Force Base.