Gay Guardsman Has Returned to Drills With His Unit
Lt. Dan Choi, who is facing discharge from the New York Army National Guard because he publicly announced that he was gay, took part in a drill last weekend with his Guard unit
Choi is still facing an army
discharge for publicly and
openly declaring he is gay,
which violates the military
don't ask, don't tell policy.
The New York state National
Guard is still under the orders
of the Defense department which
must give the final orders on whether
or not Choi will be discharged.
Repeal of the law requires an act of Congress, but both Mr. Gates and Admiral Mullen have said they do not expect legislation any time soon.