The Air Force Times reports:
An Air Force colonel who refused to sign a certificate of appreciation for the same-sex spouse of a retiring master sergeant in his command claims he was wrongly disciplined for holding to his religious beliefs. Following the May incident, the master sergeant filed an Equal Opportunity complaint alleging that Col. Leland Bohannon, then-commander of the Air Force Inspection Agency at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, unlawfully discriminated against him due to his sexual orientation. That complaint was substantiated.
Bohannon was relieved of command. Additionally, a letter sent by a superior officer recommended against Bohannon’s promotion to brigadier general, effectively ending his career. He is now being represented by attorney Mike Berry of First Liberty Institute, a religious liberties group, who has appealed to the Air Force Review Boards Agency to reverse the substantiated EO complaint and remove any unfavorable materials from Bohannon’s service record.
RELATED: First Liberty’s former senior counsel, Ken Klukowski, who also worked for the Family Research Council, is a Breitbart columnist and worked on Trump’s transition team. Virulently anti-LGBT former First Liberty lawyer Jeff Mateer, who spoke at the infamous “death to gays” conference, has been nominated by Trump to the federal judiciary. (Tipped by JMG reader Karl)