Tuesday, June 02, 2009

DAY 16: DADT Update

Don't Ask/Don't Tell is a policy that 75% of Americans favor repealing, yet it still hasn't been! Why?
While many have come out and many have even spoken out, we have posted largely here about Lt. Daniel Choi. Here is some of what he had to say in a speech last week:
We can't wait for somebody else to give us rights. We have to stand up. If we want our rights. We gotta fight for them… Let me tell you a little bit about Don't Ask Don't Tell. It is a deadly poison. It is the most toxic. That's military talk. Civilians try to call it the closet but it's toxic poison. Do not force that toxic poison. Do not inject that toxic poison in them anymore. Let them out of the closet!

It's not about my career. It's not about my pay grade. It's not about money. It's not about elections. It's about telling them [gay service members], you are not alone. So I gave a message to President Obama. Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. Stop forcing them to lie. Stop forcing our soldiers to lie. Stop forcing our soldiers to hide. Stop forcing our soldiers to be injected with the closet. And let them be free to serve!

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