May 28, 2008
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine -- A group of opening gay Harvard students
were in South Portland Wednesday morning hoping to enlist for military service.
This despite the federal policy known as "don't ask, don't tell" that
bars people who are gay from serving in the military.
The group made its way into the recruitment station as part of its
right to serve campaign.
After Harvard student Jacob Reitan was denied enlistment for being
openly gay, the students formed a sit-in at the center.
Police arrested four students on charges of trespassing.