In the clearest signal yet that DADT is on it’s way to being repealed Lt Choi has been called back to active duty. This development along with positive hearings in Congress on repealing DADT shows the Clinton/Powell DADT policy will be reversed. Top military brass gave candid and sometimes passionate, for them, testimony of why the DADT policy should be repealed. Colin Powell has even come out against his old policy opinions. It seems like just a matter of time where this discriminatory policy will be reversed.
Gay military rights advocate Lt. Dan Choi has been called back into active duty, he told The Advocate in a phone interview Tuesday. Photographer Jeff Sheng, who recently turned his lens on active gay and lesbian service members for a book about “don’t ask, don’t tell,” originally reported the news on Bilerico.com.
Choi was scheduled to appear at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference over the weekend but instead rejoined his unit in Pennsylvania. Choi said his commander called him personally, asking him to return.
Choi told The Advocate that he felt welcomed back by his fellow guardsmen in his infantry unit.
“Initially, I sensed a feeling of territorialism,” he said. “They were like, ‘That’s right, he came back to us!'”