Harry Reid Returns West Point Ring to Lt. Dan Choi

Dec 22, 2010 5:43pm

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer reports:   At a gathering of liberal activists in Washington last summer, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a bold promise to gay rights advocates that he would ensure the Senate repealed “don’t ask don’t tell” before the end of the year. As a reminder of his promise, Reid received the West Point graduation ring of Army 1st Lt. Dan Choi, who had been recently discharged from the military for being gay and become the public face of the campaign for repeal. “He earned his ring," Reid said. "I'm going to give it back to him." Today, three days after keeping his promise on the repeal, Reid returned the ring to Choi in his office on Capitol Hill. “Five months after I promised to repeal #DADT, I’m so happy to give back this West Point ring to @ltdanchoi,” Reid tweeted, including the following photo:  

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