Saturday, May 16, 2009

Arabic Translator Discharged from the Army because He's Gay

Dan Choi, an Arabic translator, was discharged from the Army because he is gay.

Choi, 28, who majored in Arabic language at West Point, announced he is gay during an appearance March 19 on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show." Soon after, the army made plans to fire him, saying he had "negatively affected good order and discipline in the New York Army National Guard."

Choi said he was disappointed and angry, and it took him only 30 minutes after receiving the letter to decide: "I'm fighting this."
The Daily Show explains...

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