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Homeland Security’s “Suitability Matrix”

Jim Burroway

October 5th, 2007

The Department of Homeland Security retains the option of denying you a clearance for sodomy and other acts of “carnal knowledge.” Seems incredible, but an applicant for a security clearance at NASA has the goods. It turns out that the Office of Personnel Management has published a quaintly-named “Suitability Matrix” (PDF: 12.6 MB/12 pages) which lists sodomy as a Severity C (with D being most severe) “criminal and moral conduct” issue for denying a clearance.

Lawrence v. Texas — or any other court ruling or law for that matter — has very little meaning in the age of terror.

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Samantha Davis
October 7th, 2007 | LINK

And if you have a government job, don’t even think of striking! That’s a “D” offense, worse than assault and battery.

Samantha Davis
October 7th, 2007 | LINK

Section 11 very clearly states that homosexuality, by itself, is a non issue and not justification for disbarment insofar as the homosexuality is not considered a security problem. I’m pretty sure that this is meant to prevent people who are closeted from being blackmailed.

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