Tuesday, April 20, 2010

6 Military vets, including Dan Choi Chained to the White House again

From Towleroad

Six military veterans, three women and three men including Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo have handcuffed themselves to the White House fence in a protest against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".

GetEqual writes in a press release: "Moments ago, Lt. Dan Choi along with five other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) discharged veterans -- Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Petty Officer Larry Whitt, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Cadet Mara Boyd, and Airman Victor Price -- handcuffed themselves to the White House gates to demand that President Obama keep his promise to repeal 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' this year. The vets are concerned about mounting signs that the President is wavering on his promise to push for repeal this year."

Said Choi: “We are handcuffing ourselves to the White House gates once again to demand that President Obama show leadership on repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ If the President were serious about keeping his promise to repeal this year, he would put the repeal language in his Defense Authorization budget. The President gave us an order at the Human Rights Campaign dinner to keep pressure on him and we will continue to return to the White House, in larger numbers, until the President keeps his promise to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year.”

UPDATE: They have all been arrested.


Anonymous said...

First it was two, now six. I can't wait until hundreds of victims of DADT chain themselves to the White House fence.

The message has to be driven home loud and clear.

Stan said...

Right on! The struggle continues....

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