Earlier this week I reported that gay Oklahoman Michael Cich was going to try to enlist in the Army.
Well, the attempt was made, according to the Oklahoman, unsuccessfully.
“Cich (pictured above) was asked to wait until an Army public affairs expert could arrive to interview him. About 30 minutes later, Capt. Eric Morris, commander of the Oklahoma City West Recruiting Company, said there had been a change in plans and Cich would not be interviewed or allowed to fill out any forms. ‘Since you admitted you are openly gay, that’s a violation of enlistment policies,’ Morris told him.”
His identical twin brother, Robert Cich, also applied but told recruiters he would only enlist if his brother was accepted.
The brothers’ attempts to enlist are part of a broader “Right to Serve” campaign spearheaded by Christian activist group Soulforce, which is for the most part being carried out by gay youth across the country.
In related news, earlier this month it was revelaed that a cadet at West Point received special honors for a senior thesis he wrote criticizing the military’s policy on gays.