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.
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.
Answer by myame at 3:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:55 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by trippyhippy at 4:01 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Is it a violation of Federal Law?
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-
Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
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
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", .
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 5:26 PM on Feb. 9, 2010
Answer by Crissy1213 at 5:42 PM on Feb. 9, 2010