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San Diego Navy Man Reinstated After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Photo by Alison St John / KPBS

Above: The LGBT Center in San Diego was crowded for the celebration to mark the end of Don't Ask Don't Tell

GUEST

David McKean, co-counsel, legal director, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Transcript

San Diegan Jase Daniels is believed to be the first openly gay former military member to be reinstated to service since the government's repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' in September.

Daniels, who was formerly a Hebrew linguistic, returned to the U.S. Navy on Monday where he will be retrained and in three months will have the opportunity to return to his former rank.

His case, backed by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has been settled with the Department of Defense.

On KPBS Midday Edition, we'll talk to the co-counsel on the case, and find out how this may affect other gay military members who were discharged under DADT.

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