Navy's quick condemnation of Capt. Owen Honors wins praise of gay rights groups
The Navy's quick condemnation and pledge to investigate videos in which a senior officer on a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier used anti-gay slurs and mimicked masturbation won the praise of gay rights groups Monday.
Capt. Owen Honors, who commands the Norfolk-based USS Enterprise, starred in the videos that were aired on the ship's closed-circuit television system in 2006 and 2007 when he was the ship's second-in-command. In recent days, the videos have made Honors an unfortunate Internet sensation.
"What we see here is, unfortunately, a 49-year-old Navy captain acting like a 19-year-old fraternity boy," said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which has advocated for gay service members. "There is no place for that type of frat-house behavior."
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