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.
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
During a security clearance interview, Colonel Cammermeyer says she quit drinking 10 years ago but in a scene set just a few months earlier, she and Diane drink wine at a restaurant. See more
Do you know what the most important thing is to an infantryman?
Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer
His Buddy. You can be my buddy and share my foxhole any time, Colonel.
Referenced in A Family Affair