The people pictured here are New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Lt. Dan Choi.
Lt. Dan Choi, an Arab linguist who graduated from West Point is slated to become the latest service member to lose his job because of the DADT policy. Choi, who served for 15 months in Iraq, has helped make the ban on gays a front-and-center issue. Once his discharge becomes official, he’ll become the 266th service member to be kicked out since Obama took office.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is considering bringing the battle over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the Senate this week, by introducing an amendment that would put an 18-month moratorium on the discharge of gays serving in the military.