She may have an ally on that front in Connecticut. Sen. Joe Lieberman has taken the lead in the push to repeal the law. "To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a large group of Americans who can help our cause," Lieberman said earlier this year.
Miller, who is from Ohio, is ranked ninth in her class of more than 1,100 cadets. She filed her resignation letter Monday, just one week before she would have been required to sign a commitment to finish her final two years and serve five years in the military.
Officials at West Point said Thursday they are reviewing Miller's request.
She is scheduled to begin classes at Yale starting in September.
A lesbian cadet who has asked to resign from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, will be attending Yale next month.