The Pentagon has advised recruiting commands that they can accept openly gay and lesbian recruit candidates, given the recent federal court decision that bars the military from expelling openly gay service members, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman.
The guidance from the Personnel and Readiness office was sent to recruiting commands on Friday, according to spokeswoman Cynthia Smith.
The recruiters were told that if a candidate admits he or she is openly gay, and qualify under normal recruiting guidelines, their application can be processed. Recruiters are not allowed to ask candidates if they are gay as part of the application process.that's from adam levine (cnn). john schwartz (nyt) adds:
Dan Choi, who was discharged from the U.S. Army under don’t ask, don’t tell, attempted to reenlist at the Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Manhattan’s Times Square. A crowd of photographers and reporters gathered around the door, and they, in turn, were ringed by tourists and bystanders.
Mr. Choi, who emerged from the recruiting station wearing a dark dress shirt, blue jeans and a black pea coat, said "they’re processing me."
but if you were inducted tomorrow and had told them during your inteview you were gay and the judge's order halting discharges under don't ask, don't tell is removed, could you be kicked out?
the military wouldn't answer that question.
so why not?
and speaking of unbelievables, if i hear 1 more liar claim barack had to file an appeal on the decision because that's what the justice dept. has to do.
no he doesn't and no he didn't.
note this from politico monday:
josh gerstein (politico) reported monday:
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'