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Board: Discharge Gay NY National Guard Officer

A military administrative board recommends a gay New York National Guard officer who publicly announced he's gay should be discharged for violating the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Lt. Dan Choi would be the first New York National Guard member
discharged for violating the policy against homosexual conduct.

About 10,500 military and National Guard members were discharged
for violating the policy between 1997 and last year.

Tuesday's recommendation against Choi must be approved by the
chief of the National Guard Bureau.

Choi is a 2003 West Point graduate. He announced in March he's
gay. The California native served in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 with the
10th Mountain Division.

He says he's basically being fired for telling the truth about who he is.


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