Lt. Dan Choi Arrested

The whole story is here at Towleroad. (Refresh the page at the link, as the story is still being updated.)

The long and the short of it is Lt. Choi and Captain Jim Pietrangelo chained themselves to the White House fence today in protest of DADT and were, after a time, arrested by the Secret Service.

The protest began this afternoon when Lt. Choi requested persmission to speak at a Kathy Griffin/Human Rights Campaign "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" rally. HRC President Joe Solmonese nixed the idea, saying the event was "Kathy Griffin's rally."

Griffin, who is, to the best of my knowledge, neither gay nor in the military, let Choi take the stage anyway.

Choi and Pietrangelo then led a about a hundred or so fellow protesters to the White House fence where they chained themselves. About an hour later the two were arrested.

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