Lt. Dan Choi, an outspoken critic of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy who is shown here during an April 20, 2010 protest in which he handcuffed himself to the White House gates, announced Thursday that he has been discharged from the U.S. military. (PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images)
(CNN) – One of the most outspoken gay critics of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy said Thursday that he has been discharged from the Army.
Lt. Dan Choi, who was arrested in March for handcuffing himself to a White House fence in protest of the policy, released a statement saying he had been honorably discharged.
This is the disgusting outcome of a discriminatory policy like Don't Ask, Don't Tell. A man who has served this country and deserves our utmost respect is instead thrown from the military he has served in and dismissed as a second-class citizen, not worthy of fighting to defend the country he loves.
Silly Americans! Don't you know that you are not allowed to protest anywhere near the White House. You are no body to a government that sucks you dry with taxes but works for corporate America.
It's a crime that this talented, intelligent, brave officer is being discharged from his excellent service to our nation because of bigotry and fear. It is a great loss to our country. I look forward to a time (hopefully soon) when the backwards policy of Don't Ask Don't Tell is repealed.