Reid fulfills promise to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ — Choi reclaims West Point ring


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In July 2010, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) promised Lt. Dan Choi that he would lead the Senate to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Choi, an Iraq war veteran discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” gave Sen. Reid his West Point ring with the agreement that it would be returned after the ban on openly gay service members was repealed. On Wednesday, just one day after President Barack Obama signed the repeal into law, Reid invited Choi to his office, where he returned the ring.

Moments after the meeting, Choi tweeted, “The next time I get a ring from a man, I expect it to be for full, equal, American marriage.”

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