Gary Ross

Repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" celebrated

Repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' celebrated

Jeremy Johnson had served in the Navy for 10 years, all under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. But in 2007, "needing to find some integrity," he decided to tell a superior he was gay, effectively ending his enlistment.

On Tuesday, DADT, as the policy has come to be known, was repealed. And if that wasn't enough good news for Johnson, 34, he said he learned in the afternoon that his application to return to service, as a Navy reservist, had been accepted.

"I'm back in," a grinning Johnson said, celebrating the DADT repeal at a party at Howard's of Mount Vernon bar and restaurant in Baltimore. It was one of a host of events scheduled across the...