Thursday, April 28, 2011

Former West Point cadet cannot be readmitted because certification of DADT repeal is not complete

The AP has a story about former West Point cadet Katherine Miller. She had left the United States Military Academy under “don’t ask don’t tell” and was recently denied readmission because the repeal hasn’t been certified yet.

She is graduating from Yale and moving on with life.

The Academy says it cannot legally readmit her now, but would if allowed to do so later, based on her record and performance.

If she does not ever return, it will be one more example of the axiom that bad policies have real consequences for real people, and lead to losses for society as a whole.   

I would have to say that about my own coming of age.

Wikipedia attribution link for p.d. picture of first female graduates of West Point, 1980/

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