West Point rejects lesbian cadet

(AP) - A lesbian cadet who resigned from West Pointlast year has been rejected for readmission to the academy even asthe military moves toward ending its "don't ask, don't tell"policy.Officials at the U.S. Military Academy say they reached the onlydecision they could, because the repeal of the policy is not ineffect yet.

Katherine Miller left halfway through her stint at the academyin August, saying she couldn't lie about her sexuality. The21-year-old from Findlay, Ohio, became a prominent face in thedebate over gays serving openly.She re-applied to West Point around the time Congress voted torepeal the law in December. The repeal will go into effect 60 daysafter officials certify that it won't hurt troops' fightingability.Miller transferred to Yale University.

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