Gays In The Military

Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Sailor Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Re-Enlists

A 38-year old man on Monday became the first man in Illinois to re-enlist in the military after being kicked out of the service because he’s gay.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

Marquell Smith

Ex-Marine Celebrating End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on homosexuals serving in the armed forces comes to an end on Tuesday and gay men and women will be allowed to serve openly. The repeal comes four years after Marquell Smith says he was kicked out of the U.S. Marines for being gay.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Gay Rights

Gay Chicago Man Booted From Military Reflects On ‘Don’t Ask’ Policy

The U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is scheduled to officially end tomorrow–and for at least one gay man who’s been in frequent touch with a Navy recruiter in Chicago, it’s hard to believe the end is almost here.


(Credit: AP)

Kirk Vote Helps Pass Repeal Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

New Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has broken with his party to support repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on gays in the military.


Lee Reinhart (Personal Photo)

Kicked Out Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, He Wants To Re-Enlist

With news that Pentagon is accepting openly gay recruits, he hopes to resume military service.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2010