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Military to Dan Choi: You Owe Us $2,500

After DADT discharge, he's told to pony up 'unearned portion of bonus'

(Newser) - You'd think that Lt. Dan Choi would be the one looking for payback. But after being discharged from the military under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, it's the military that wants him to pony up—to the tune of $2,500, reports the Huffington Post . The Defense Department sent Choi a... More »

Top DADT Foe Committed After Breakdown

Supporters say Senate failure pushed Dan Choi over the edge

(Newser) - One of the most outspoken opponents of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy has been involuntarily committed to a Veterans Administration psychological ward after a breakdown. Iraq veteran Dan Choi—who was discharged after coming out on a talk show last year—had been suffering stress and exhaustion,... More »

Gay Vet Handcuffs Self to White House in DADT Protest

Dan Choi, second soldier arrested after rally

(Newser) - A gay Army veteran chained himself to the White House fence today to protest what he sees as President Obama’s foot-dragging on the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on homosexuals in the ranks. Lt. Dan Choi spoke at a gay-rights rally... More »

Gay Soldier Invited Back to Guard Unit

Lt. Dan Choi's return means 'don't ask' policy is on last legs

(Newser) - The reservist who was ordered discharged from his US National Guard unit last year after publicly announcing he is gay is back with that unit. Lt. Dan Choi’s discharge is still pending, and, Talking Points Memo reports, with it looking ever more likely that the Pentagon’s “don’... More »

On Gays in Military, Obama Moves Slowly

White House to defend 'don't ask' in court, will seek 'sensible' change

(Newser) - On gays in the military, President Obama is stalling. During the campaign, he promised to repeal the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy instituted as a compromise early in President Clinton’s term. Now that he’s got the chance, the Wall Street Journal reports, he’s being... More »

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