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"tied" when it comes to granting openly gay students admission before the Don't Ask Don't Tell bullshizz is finally repealed officially (they're basically just waiting on a date), but we feel like at this point it would be okay to start making exceptions.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