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

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

Aired 12/13/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.


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


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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HarryStreet | December 13, 2011 at 3:14 p.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

It says a lot about our government that this is still an issue. America has survived generation after generation because we understand the benefits of change. Many countries that are backwards are so because they don't recognize how change is a good thing.

I'm a veteran and couldn't care less of someone else's religion, sexual preference, race, or whatever. Let's move on.

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