Monday, April 04, 2011
Board allows openly gay sailor to stay in
CNN has a story early Monday by Craig Johnson, about Petty Officer Second Class Derek Monaldo, 26, link here.
This is one of the first instances where an administrative hearing did not recommend discharge. Technically, DADT remains in effect and soldiers and sailors can be discharged for statements until the repeal is certified. But indirect statements, such as those on social networking sites, may be interpreted less strictly than in the past, and discharges now have to go through the Pentagon.