Joe previously wrote about lesbian West Point military academy cadet, Katherine Miller, here. There are still a lot of gays and lesbians just waiting for our Commander-in-Chief to allow them the chance to return to active duty and continue their careers. Katherine Miller is one of them:
A lesbian who resigned from West Point in protest of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy now says she may re-apply if the rule is reversed.
This week is critical to that decision:
The Defense Department on Tuesday will release a report that will help shape what Congress decides on “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The study has examined whether lifting the ban can be done without disrupting the armed services and current war efforts and includes a survey of about 400,000 troops.
During his election campaign, President Obama promised gay-rights groups that he would push to repeal the 1993 law by the end of the year. The U.S. House already has signed off on the idea, and the Senate is preparing to debate it in the coming weeks.
So many careers in the balance, and don’t forget our nation’s security suffers every day from the continuation of the backwards policy.