A gay Iraq War veteran who was discharged from the New York Army National Guard says he plans to enlist in the Marines following a decision by the military to suspend the "don't ask, don't tell'' policy.
Dan Choi is a West Point graduate who was discharged from the military in July because he announced publicly that he is gay. He said he'll try to join the Marines Tuesday at a Times Square recruiting station.
Last week, a court struck down a law banning gays from serving openly. The Defense Department said it had suspended its policy banning gays.
Choi said that last week's court ruling came too late to help him.