Friday, June 5, 2009

VIDEO: UTF Meet in the Middle Interviews - Lt. Dan Choi

Lt. Dan Choi of Knights Out gives a message to the LGBT population and gay service men and women currently still in the armed forced.

With the controversy over Jason Belinni's report at the Daily Beast that the HRC agreed with the White House not to push for DADT to be repealed this year, and HRC's subsequent denial, Knight's Out issued the following statement.

Knights Out, an organization of 400 straight and gay West Point graduates, former staff and faculty, and allies, respectfully calls on our President to sign a stop-loss order immediately to allow Lieutenant Dan Choi, and all other gay and lesbian soldiers, to continue to serve without risk of expulsion under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Expelling gay and lesbian soldiers compromises military readiness. These are soldiers we need to win our wars.
Choi faces a hearing next week that will officially determine if he'll be discharged from the National Guard under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. So far, President Obama has given no indication that he will put the discriminatory policy, which does not contribute to our nation's best interest, on hold.

1 comment:

  1. Dan Choi is the man and I am so proud he is our newest spokesperson.