Lt. Dan Choi is at it again!
He and about 100 other LGBT activists protested “don’t ask, don’t tell" across the street from the White House, where six people chained themselves to the White House gates and were promptly arrested!
Even though he was been court ordered to avoid a certain perimeter around the White House, he attended the rally with Howard Dean, Servicemembers United executive director Alex Nicholson and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis.
The reason for the sudden protest was because of a letter leaked Friday from the Department of Defense secretary Robert Gates to House Armed Services Committee chairman Ike Skelton urging him to delay repealing the legislative action until the Pentagon figures out how to implement new laws.
“Most journalists had turned off their computers and were safely into happy hour when the White House issued a statement.
There is a stark and not very flattering contrast here between President Obama, who follows his military, and President Truman, whose military followed him."
Governor Dean also spoke and showed his appreciation for Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, who has been a leader on this issue.
“Carl Levin is a hero because he has the votes to tack on to the Defense authorization bill, the end of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ That is the right thing to do for America and I want to thank senator Levin for his courage.
Sen. Levin’s amendment, in fact, does what the secretary asked for in the secretary’s testimony. There is a schedule for implementation … I think there’s about a year for implementation, so the implementation is gradual, which is what the secretary asked for.”
The time has come! Equality for all!
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