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Dan Choi is recalled to active duty, is this the end for DADT?

In a sign that momentum behind a repeal of the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy is having an impact, openly gay U.S. Army National Guard Lieutenant Dan Choi has been recalled to active duty.

Choi, a West Point graduate and trained Arabic linguist, was dismissed from duty in the spring of 2009, because of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." Since then, he's been a leading voice for the cessation of the policy. The Advocate has more:

Gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been reportedly called back into active duty. Photographer Jeff Sheng, who recently turned his lens on active gay and lesbian service members, confirmed the news in a blog posting on Bilerico.com.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/09/dadt-repeal-activist-lt-d_n_455366.html

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 2:50 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Good for him ! I hope it is the end of DADT.
    Tristana

    Answer by Tristana at 2:53 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • I think it has more to do with members of Congress wanting to stop funding for all proceedings involving DADT.

    myame

    Answer by myame at 3:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Good Luck to him......
    ..
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:55 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • clapping

    trippyhippy

    Answer by trippyhippy at 4:01 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Is it a violation of Federal Law?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 4:32 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • So someone dummied up and figured out that you cannot discriminate against an educated, skilled and qualified worker because of their sexual orientation.You'd think it was the dark ages-

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • It actually has noting to do with DADT. It is because he was discharged without a legit reason. Again you can be openly Gay in the military you CAN be kicked out if you break the sodomy code, anything against the military, and or anything that can be proven to harm moral but it all has to be proven. They could not prove anything so he was allowed to return to work. Its the same as if you were accused of sexual harassment you are put on leave until further notice.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:14 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Crissy, you are wrong. If you are suspected of being GAY you can be homorably discharged. If you admit you are gay, you can be dishonorably discharged


    Choi was discharged for admitting on tv that he was gay, he also started a support group for gays in teh military and he was discharged under DADT

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:23 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • The act prohibits any homosexual or bisexual person from disclosing his or her sexual orientation or from speaking about any homosexual relationships, including marriages or other familial attributes, while serving in the United States armed forces.


    Sexual orientation will not be a bar to service unless manifested by homosexual conduct. The military will discharge members who engage in homosexual conduct, which is defined as a homosexual act, a statement that the member is homosexual or bisexual, or a marriage or attempted marriage to someone of the same gender.


    quoted in "The Pentagon's New Policy Guidelines on Homosexuals in the Military", .

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Crissy, you are wrong. If you are suspected of being GAY you can be homorably discharged. If you admit you are gay, you can be dishonorably discharged
    ________
    No sweet, you are wrong. “I am thrilled by the court’s recognition that I can’t be discharged without proving that I was harmful to morale,” Witt said. “
    http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2008/05/airforce_dontask_052208/
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

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