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Lt. Dan Choi Discharged From The Army!

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So infuriating and unfortunate.

Lt. Dan Choi, the Iraq war veteran who bravely outed himself to fight Don't Ask, Don't Tell, has been officially discharged from the Army National Guard because of his 'violation' of the ridiculous policy.

He says in a statement:

"After 11 years since beginning my journey at West Point and after 17 months of serving openly as an infantry officer this is both an infuriating and painful announcement. My service continues. Remaining silent when our family and community members are fired or punished for who they truly are would be an unequivocal moral dereliction that tarnishes the honor of the uniform and insults the meaning of America. I don’t consider myself a victim. As sad as I am, I’m not a victim. My unit is a victim."

What a courageous man. It truly is our country's loss to lose him as member of the armed services.

We hope this doesn't deter him from his fight for equal rights! We are 100% behind you, bb!

Change WILL happen!

EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE!

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Lt. Dan Choi Continues To Be A True American Hero

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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.

Sarvis said:

“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.

He said:

“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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Lt. Dan Choi Arrested For Protesting 'Don't Ask/Don't Tell' At White House Again!

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What unbelievably brave men and women!

Lt. Dan Choi, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo, and four other homosexual veterans discharged from the armed services due to their sexual preference once again handcuffed themselves to the White House this afternoon to protest Don't Ask, Don't Tell and remind President Barack Obama that action needs to be taken on this issue!

Choi said in a statement:

“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.”

The six were removed and arrested around 1pm.

We cannot thank them enough for standing up for what's right and continuing to fight with relentless determination!

True American heroes!

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Lt. Dan Choi Speaks!

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Following the court appearance regarding his arrest and that of Cpt. Jim Pietrangelo, Lt. Dan Choi spoke of the experience and declared that they are not going away!

The two pleaded 'not guilty' and are opting for a trial, which will begin April 26th.

Watch the video (above) to witness a true hero!!!!

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Lt. Dan Choi And Capt. Jim Pietrangelo Arrested!

This is so sad…

After publicly protesting the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy by chaining themselves to the White House fence, Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo have been arrested.

Authorities reportedly informed the growing crowd of protestors that if they didn't leave the vicinity, they would all be arrested, leaving the two heroes to be taken into custody.

Watch the video of the arrest above.

We are so proud of them for standing up for gay US citizens everywhere!! Our country's leaders should be ashamed of themselves.

Equal rights should be for everyone!

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