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Student's West Point Readmission Rejected Because Of Sexuality

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Girl Rejected From West Point For Being Gay

We understand that their hands are somewhat "tied" when it comes to granting openly gay students admission before the Don't Ask Don't Tell bullshizz is finally repealed officially (they're basically just waiting on a date), but we feel like at this point it would be okay to start making exceptions.

Especially when the student in question, Katherine Miller, has already attended West Point, was a stellar student, and was ranked 9th in her class before she felt compelled to drop out for feeling guilty about hiding her sexuality from those around her and the school. She respectfully resigned, too, so it wasn't like she made a huge fuss over it and there were negative feelings between her and the school.

In fact, she got accepted to Yale afterwards and MISSED the camaraderie and prestige that came with West Point.

So if anyone has the passion and conviction to serve their country, it's her. And just because she's a lesbian, that makes her unfit to be readmitted before the official repeal date which IS coming regardless??

Not the coolest thing we've ever heard. But, at least the repeal itself is a step in the right direction, but it's a shame that she has to suffer any more because of something that is on its way out!

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27 comments to “Student's West Point Readmission Rejected Because Of Sexuality”

  1. 1

    SHE quit. They didn't kick her out. I agree that it's silly, but it was her decision to drop out based on her sexuality. She called attention to it, knowing full well she wouldn't be eligible for readmission until DADT is repealed.

  2. 2

    She sounds AMAzing! She knew the rules even if they are unfair she knew them. She didn't have to resign…..Her choice. SHE wanted publicity, she got it. How did she not get everything she wanted and worked for, I am sure Yale will be great for her. We all have rules to follow that aren't fair

  3. 3

    I'm so sick of the gay agenda on this site. Perez, maybe if you researched the history of DADT before you spouted off, you would find that it actually helps to protect service men and women. It is wonderful that it has been repealed, but there is so much more to some of these "anti-gay" policies than obstruction of civil rights.

  4. 4

    Re: Bunnyness

    I'm gay and agree with you. She should have kept her mouth shut until DADT is abolished.

  5. 5

    Re: Bunnyness – lol I love how perez only half reports things to fit his agenda. If she quit, then why complaint now!

  6. 6

    It's not officially repealed, so it's still against West Point (and military) rules to admit any gay individual. If she wants to be re-admitted, she should apply once DADT is officially repealed. Not saying it's right, just saying it's the current rules and there's no reason to bitch about it till then.

  7. 7

    Re: diamondheart – To draw attention to DADT policy. Does that not make sense? There are some gay agendas who believe gays who go along with don't ask don't tell are agreeing with it, so when this girl found out she could reap all benifits from WP and go to YALE she resigned and complained to get publicity…..get it now????

  8. 8

    she quit . westpoint is not for quitters. if things get tough in battle would she quit then? no one would feel safe around her. never quit! she should go else where and do what she wants to do. again, shame on her for quitting. real soldiers dont quit anything!!

  9. 9

    so she can be a solider and fight wars? Maybe make shoot some afghan trophies to show off while she "protects" our freedom? hmmm, just goes to show thegays are can be just as violent, evil, and greedy as us straights. END WAR, PEACE NOW!

  10. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: WOFchick – West Point is also about honor. This states that she felt guilty about hiding her sexuality; but would West Point even bother to ask about sexual orientation in the first place?
    BTW, this is a well written piece, above.

  11. 11

    I agree that DADT should be repealed and I am a huge supporter of gay rights (let's just make that clear first). However, my boyfriend went to West Point at the same time Katherine Miller did, so I've seen the other side of the story…and she definitely was not totally innocent in her actions. It's unfortunate how polarizing the gay issue is in the Army, and she shouldn't have felt that uncomfortable at the Academy. However, some of the things that she did were in appropriate regardless of a stupid policy. With out saying too much, a straight cadet would have been in huge trouble as well. Another one of my friends at West Point was kicked out because he is gay (they found out only after a melt down) which makes me so angry…kicked out 6 weeks before his graduation. Though I am firmly against DADT and mistreatment of gays, and with all due respect, Ms. Miller did not act appropriately regardless of sexual orientation while at the academy. I wish her the best of luck in the resurrection of her military career.

  12. 12

    You're a moron. If she doesn't wait the alloted time then she would make a poor leader which is what West Point is about. If she uses "I'm a lesbian" to force their hand, she will NEVER be respected by anyone under her command.

  13. 13

    Perez, You are so bad for gay rights. You are encouraging hate.

  14. 14

    They never suspected a thing!
    And somebody sounds pretty certain that dadt repeal date IS coming. Probably not for years, if they don't figure out a way to repeal the repeal.

  15. 15

    You'll post about this, but days after a video of a transsexual woman being beaten into a seizure goes viral you still haven't commented on it? Seems like the entire community came out in support of that poor woman, but Perez just doesn't care.

  16. 16

    Aren't you so glad they repelled Don't Ask, Don't Tell??? Expect a lot more of this stories.

  17. 17

    She QUIT West Point because she wanted the rules were not to her liking eventhough she knew the rules when she joined. Now that she have it her way she wants back in. So does that mean if they let her back in and she gets sent somewhere she doesnt like she will quit again until sometihng more to her preference comes along? QUITTERS dont belong in the military!!!!!!

  18. 18

    Re: @v@

    This IS a really well written piece. I'm not one to judge Perez for the abundance of gay stories he puts on here, because let's face it, if you're one of the people that complains about it, then you're a complete idiot; but I won't go into that now. BUT this was a very well articulated piece - very journalistic rather than 'bloggy' if making up that word makes sense to anyone. Well done to whoever wrote it because, let's be honest, it sounds nothing like Mr. Hilton. :0)

    I do understand that it must be frustrating, but this girl sounds like she's got a good sense of her own identity when it comes to both the armed forces and her sexuality. I hope she has the courage to and strength to hold out just a bit longer, and this issue will be cleared up. Good for her though, definitely sounds like someone I appreciate fighting for my freedom.

  19. 19

    Re: Babycakes!!! – No… you don't belong in the military. The rules you're going on about are blatantly discriminatory, and you don't know why or what events led up to her making her decision to leave. I find it hard to judge anyone who has the cojones to join the military - perhaps you should show some respect.

  20. 20

    What the fuck was she doing in there if she knew she was gay and breaking the law? It doesnt matter what people want or wish thats what the law is now. These people dont fill me with pride knowing thats how seriously they take the law and will end up serving their country after lying for most of their life and breaking the law.

  21. 21

    I'm sorry, but rules are rules. I hope she gets back in as soon as they repeal DADT, but until then, the rules need to be followed.

  22. 22

    I say let all active military have a vote on DADT. Those guys fight and die for us, so they should for once get a choice. If they don't want to share a foxhole with gay people, they shouldn't. If they don't mind, then let them in.

  23. 23

    Re: kitkath

    Then fucking don't come back to this site you stupid cun*t.

  24. 24

    Re: going to hell when I die

    No, the people with the problem are the homophobes in the military, if they don't wanna be in a foxhole with a homosexual, they aren't mentally strong enough to do their job and they should get out. Homophobes always crack under pressure in the military anyway, they're dangerous.

  25. 25

    Re: Tsinakis

    If someone makes the decision to hate, that's their decision. Don't try and blame it on the victims, no one is obligating the haters to read this.

  26. 26

    Re: WOFchick

    Give it up, the military isn't some glorious calling as you make it out to be. A woman in the military has a greater chance of being raped by a fellow soldier than dying in combat. That's a MILITARY stat.

  27. 27

    Re: Valicore – But they're already doing the job. They didn't sign for a Perez to stare at them in the shower. They already make an unbelievable sacrifice for missions they don't choose, so why not cater to them for once? Besides, there aren't enough gays to sustain a single base.