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