GLAAD Witnesses Lt. Dan Choi Apply for Reenlistment
Lt. Dan Choi attempted to reenlist into the military today in New York City’s Times Square, following news that the military instructed recruiters to accept gay and lesbian applicants.
The Associated Press reported:
“Spokeswoman Cynthia Smith said Tuesday that top-level guidance has been issued to recruiting commands informing them that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" rule has been suspended for now. Recruiters also have been told to inform potential recruits that the moratorium could be reversed at any point. Last week, a federal judge ordered the military to stop enforcing the 1993 law banning openly gay service members. The Justice Department is appealing the decision and has asked for a temporary stay."
According to Towelroad, Lt. Choi announced his plans to apply for reenlistment via twitter shortly after the news reports announced the latest guidance.
GLAAD was on the ground to witness Lt. Choi arrival at the station and application process.