[JURIST] The US Court of Federal Claims [official website] on Thursday heard arguments [ACLU press release] regarding a class action lawsuit challenging a government policy that halves severance pay of service members who have been honorably discharged for being gay. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] filed the lawsuit [JURIST report] in November 2010 on behalf of all service members involuntarily discharged in the last six years who were otherwise eligible to receive full separation pay, but instead…