WBEZ | Marquell Smith http://www.wbez.org/tags/marquell-smith Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Marine discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell' shares his story http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-20/marine-discharged-under-dont-ask-dont-tell-shares-his-story-92219 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-20/DADT1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Many members of the U.S. Armed Forces celebrated Tuesday.. They weren't celebrating coming home from a war front but marking their first chance to safely come out on the job. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/2011-09-19/dont-ask-dont-tell-done-what-now-92196" target="_blank">"Don’t ask, don’t tell"</a> – the policy that banned gay men and women from serving openly in the military was over. But while some soldiers looked to a better future, others were still dealing with effects of "don’t ask, don’t tell." Former marine Marquell Smith was discharged under the policy and he joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>to share his story.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:38:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-20/marine-discharged-under-dont-ask-dont-tell-shares-his-story-92219