I caught some of this on Maddow last night:
And then I learned from the AP that she hails from Findlay, Ohio.
“I intend for my resignation to offer a concrete example of the consequences of a failed law and social policy,” she wrote in her resignation letter, referring to the law against gays serving openly in the military.
She said she will work through her studies and political activism to win repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” law and would apply to return to West Point in the 2011-2012 academic year if that happens soon enough.
Katherine Miller makes me proud of being an Ohioan. Its a very courageous stand she’s making. Couldn’t have been an easy decision. Let’s hope we finally don’t exclude talented military officers and enlisted members simply over sexual orientation.
You don’t have to wear a ring or an uniform to have honor. By refusing to live a lie, Katherine Miller showed why DADT harms West Point’s Motto of “Duty, Honor, Country.”