Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer has served in the army for over twenty years. She's just fallen in love with an artist she's met, she's going for a PhD, and has a job at the VA hospital, as well as in the reserves. She decides to upgrade her security rating, with an eye toward promotion, and during the interview, she tells the investigator that she is a lesbian. The army begins proceedings to discharge her. And with the support of her family, her lover, (and LAMBDA), she decides to fight for her right to serve. Written by
There is no greater right than the freedom to love.
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Did You Know?
Col. Cammermeyer's son Andy, played by Ryan Reynolds
in the movie, was killed in a snowmobiling accident in Washington State on March 02, 2007. See more
In Cammermeyer's dress uniform, a bayonet proficiency badge can be seen. While the Army gives proficiency badges for rifle marksmanship and grenade throwing, none exists for the bayonet. See more
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
People ask, "Who are you?" We are their daughters, their sisters, their sons, their nurses, their mechanics, their athletes, their police. We're your doctors, your fathers, your politicians, your solidiers, your mothers, your friends. We live with you, we care for you, protect you, teach you, love you and need you. All we ask is that you let us.
Referenced in A Family Affair