"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Protester May Get Discharged By National Guard

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A hearing is under way in upstate New York for an Army National Guard officer who publicly announced he was gay to protest the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

A military board in Syracuse could decide if Lt. Dan Choi should be the first New York National Guard member discharged for violating the military's policy against homosexual conduct.

The hearing is being held Tuesday morning in Syracuse because it's the headquarters of the 27th Brigade Combat Team, which overseas the 28-year-old's National Guard unit.

Choi, a 2003 West Point graduate, announced in March that he is gay. The California native served in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum.


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  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 30, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    If you kick him out, Obama will reinstate him and they'll be buddies. Let's see Obama says that he is Christian, takes his shoes off and goes into a mosque. Bows before a Muslim Prince. According to their different beliefs, Christian and Muslim faiths denounce homosexuality as a sin. So then, Obama by definition cannot be Christian or Muslim. Agnostic? Atheist? The President's words and actions are mutually exclusive. Plain language, he is a liar.
  • by anon Location: wallace on Jun 30, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    more important to be a stray gay than have a career!!!kick him out. don't need bunk mates like that hanging around.military is getting to soft!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 at 10:12 AM
    KICK HIM OUT!!! GIVE HIM NO BENEFITS!!!!
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