The date has been set for 1Lt. Dan Choi‘s discharge board. According to Knights Out, an LGBT West Point organization that Lt. Choi helped found, his case will be heard on June 30, 2009 to consider his discharge from active service.
Because he is openly challenging his discharge, Lt. Choi‘s discharge will likely be classified as either general under honorable conditions or dishonorable. In the 16 years history of DADT, no servicemember who has appeared before her/his discharge board has received an honorable discharge.
Since President Obama and the 111th Congress took office, 264 members of the US Armed Forces, about five every three days, have been fired by the government because they are gay.