From USA Today:
For the nine years Julianne Sohn was in the military, she lived a double life.
She was a Marine and a lesbian. After a 2005 tour of duty in Iraq, she decided to speak out against the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.
Three years later, after an investigation, she was discharged under the Pentagon’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Sohn, who is of Korean descent, was one of 209 women and 279 minorities among the 619 troops discharged in 2008 under the 17-year ban.
” ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is like a snapshot of institutional prejudice,” says Sohn, 33, a Los Angeles police officer.
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