Lt. Dan Choi, Capt. Jim Pietrangelo and Four Other Military Vets Handcuff Themselves to White House Fence in ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Protest – (Video)
Coming on the heels of President Obama’s heckeling by the gay activist GetEqual at the Barbara Boxer fundraising event last night, today at noon, six military veterans, three women and three men including Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo handcuffed themselves to the White House fence in a protest against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
GetEqual writes in a press release:
At 1:00 pm: the service members were removed from the fence and arrested.
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.”
Today on other blogs I have been seeing the UBER PC Queens whining about these actions and against the heckling of Obama and the new activist actions taking place. In my opinion for a gay person to speak against this type of protest is sickening. And to them I say they DESERVE the second class citizen status they now have.
It’s tume for us ALL to grow a set and stand up and FIGHT for our rights. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Back2Stonewall is all for what GetEqual is doing!! In fact I have joined them and plan to support them.
To those who do not, you are free to do so of course but you need to come up with your own plans then instead of just complaining.