November 26, 2003

HARVARD WILL ALLOW MILITARY RECRUITERS ON CAMPUS:

Harvard’s president, Lawrence H. Summers, wrote in a letter last week to a Harvard Law School group that the school would not sign on to litigation challenging the policy, known as the Solomon Amendment. The school released the letter yesterday. The 1996 law allows the Pentagon to pull federal funding from law schools that limit recruiters’ access to students.

I’m opposed to the military’s gay ban, but I think that the military recruiting ban is a dumb way to oppose it.

UPDATE: James Kirchik has more observations.