February 7, 2010
by Robert Cruickshank
Lt. Dan Choi, who is facing discharge from the Army under the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, is training over the weekend with his unit. He emailed some pictures from his training to us and we thought you might like seeing them.
These pictures provide illustration of what Frank Rich argued in today’s New York Times: that the American people have come to accept gays and lesbians as valuable members of our armed forces, that even most Republicans have accepted this reality and do not see any political gain from trying to block a change in the policy. Well, except for John McCain.
Lt. Choi joined the military because he believes in the values this country is supposed to stand for — especially the freedom of gays and lesbians to serve the country they love.
Lt. Choi’s pictures show us that openly gay and lesbian soldiers serving in the military is not only normal — it is also noble.