Challenge to "don't ask, don't tell" policy to be heard in Boston
During her first five years in the Navy, Jen Kopfstein avoided conversations about her personal life. In the collegiate atmosphere of the Naval Academy and the close quarters of a ship, that was difficult for Kopfstein. "I felt like I was being forced to lie and having to be dishonest," said Kopfstein. "I could never share anything about my family or my home life or even say what I did on the weekend. It is hurtful to do that."