Navy Still Upholding Unconstitutional DADT Law, Turning Away Gay Recruits

Omar Lopez, a 29-year-old five-year Navy veteran honorably discharged in 2006 for “homosexual admission,” tried re-enlisting at an Austin recruitment office following Judge Virginia Phillips striking down Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. He was turned away. The recruitment officers had no knowledge of the ruling — which could be true, as the Pentagon has issued no guidance regarding DADT investigations, recruitment, or whether it’s safe for gay soldiers to come out.