So infuriating and unfortunate.
Lt. Dan Choi, the Iraq war veteran who bravely outed himself to fight Don't Ask, Don't Tell, has been officially discharged from the Army National Guard because of his 'violation' of the ridiculous policy.
He says in a statement:
"After 11 years since beginning my journey at West Point and after 17 months of serving openly as an infantry officer this is both an infuriating and painful announcement. My service continues. Remaining silent when our family and community members are fired or punished for who they truly are would be an unequivocal moral dereliction that tarnishes the honor of the uniform and insults the meaning of America. I don’t consider myself a victim. As sad as I am, I’m not a victim. My unit is a victim."
What a courageous man. It truly is our country's loss to lose him as member of the armed services.
We hope this doesn't deter him from his fight for equal rights! We are 100% behind you, bb!
Change WILL happen!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE!
[Image via AP Images.]
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