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Bad-conduct charge stays for Marine who claimed religious discrimination

Monica Sterling Marine
Photo by Wynona Benson Photography/Courtesy of Liberty Institute.

The US military equivalent to the US Supreme Court is upholding the bad-conduct discharge of a female US Marine who claimed that she was disciplined because of her religious beliefs.

According to The Washington Times, former Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling’s grievances were stopped in their tracks after the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in DC upheld the discharge in a 4-1 ruling.

Sterling was convicted in a 2014 special court-martial of six offenses, mostly originating from her refusal to remove hand-made religious signs from her cubicle which read “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”

Sterling claimed that she was a Christian and posted her signs because her fellow Marines were teasing her for her faith.

The court found that Sterling never informed her supervisor of the signs’ significance and that the supervisor was right to remove them.

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