Sep 10, 2010

Ariel Pratt, 20, fills out a contact information card at the Marine Corps booth during the first military career fair hosted specifically for openly homosexual individuals at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, Tulsa, Okla., on Sept. 20, the first day of the historic repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. After speaking with Marine recruiters Pratt was told she may not be eligible for enlistment due to medical disqualification. Pratt was one of three applicants who spoke with Marines about the possibility of enlisting in the Corps. The event brought considerable media attention from many different media outlets including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, New York and LA Times.

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