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October 21st, 2010
08:52 AM ET

Lt. Dan Choi to Obama on 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' latest: 'You have lost my trust '

Lt. Dan Choi, the Army National Guard discharged for being gay, and spokesman for Knights Out, reacts on American Morning to the Obama Administration’s blocking of a court decision that would allow gays and lesbians to serve openly.

Watch what he has to say about senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett's comments earlier on American Morning.

What do you think of the military's  "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy?

Filed under: American Morning • Gay Rights • Military
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Doris V

    Obama has lost my trust on the gay issue and several others. However, if those teabaggers get into power we will have only ourselves to blame. Keep the faith Lt. Choi. There are many of us that support what you are doing.

    October 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  2. trollers

    As a gay future military enlistee, I can tell you that I don't mind HALTING parading my homosexuality around, but please let me extend my hard earned benefits to my family who supports me. I've been with a woman for four years and she is the reason I fight, I would like to show gratitude to her by extending my benefits.

    October 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  3. Mike

    Since straight Americans don't want gay Americans to have the same rights they do it's only fair that we should have to pay less taxes less rights equals pay less taxes.

    October 21, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  4. Scott

    To repeat a post from an earlier thread...

    This is absolutly untrue.


    The White House and it's knee jerk defenders claimed that It's Dpeartment of Justice always HAS to defend any law. Actually, that is a complete lie..

    Bush refused to defend ACLU et al., v. Norman Y. Mineta,
    Clinton refused to defend Dickerson v. United States.,
    George HW Bush refused to defend Metro Broadcasting v. Federal Communications Commission., Ronald Reagan refused to defend INS v./ Chadha – “Chadha.,

    Additionally, all joined in lawsuits opposing federal laws that they didn’t like, laws that they felt were unconstitutional. It is an outright lie to suggest that the DOJ had no choice.

    ‘So traditionally the President only defends heinous cases when he wants to.

    Remember, this is the same woman that recently described homosexuality as being a "Choice", what the White House thinks of gay people seems extreamly apparent.

    Does the White House think that cases such as School desegregation, The Miranda Case, Interacial Marraige etc... are invalid because they came from the Courts and not from Congress?

    October 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  5. Daniel

    Please... US and China some African and middle eastern are the only countries that don't allow gays to serve openly... Most of Europe (Russia, France, Uk, Germany, Spain, and others), South America, Canada, and Australia do allow gays to serve openly....

    Whether you guys like it or not... it is going to happen, eventually the US will allow gays to serve openly....
    Let's move on to more important issues
    i.e. Unemployment, Health Care, Education, Trade Policy....

    October 21, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  6. tm1946

    Mr Choi seems more of an gay activist than someone interested in what is best for our military. At some point in time the interests of the majority have to take the lead. How about a vote?

    Then there is what is best for maintaining our military, I supposed gays have always served, why not? But to allow political agendas to decide what is best if flat wrong.

    We politialized Korea and Vietnam, what do we have to show for it? We have the NAACP, a political arm of the Democratic Party, telling us what is racist. We have leftist politicians telling us, they know what is best and will lead us into the future, just send them our money and ability to disagree. Now it not PC, to say muslims attacked us on 9/11, sorry that is a load of _____.

    The majority has rights also not matter what the courts, Pres. or other say.

    October 21, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  7. wayne

    and we are now back in the company of Iran and North Korea! How enlightened!

    October 21, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  8. James

    I think Mr Choi needs to Shut up! He has all this education and still dosen't have a clue. It is a FEDERAL LAW! IF he reenlist, He WILL be a MAJOR disruption to his unit because every time he is told to do something and he dosen't, he will claim he is being harrased because he is gay. Yeah the President as Commander in Chief CAN issue an Executive Order Suspending DADT, but then HE would be in Violation of the LAW. This nut is trying to force the issue and he is going to regret it. I've been serving for 29 yrs with 2 tours in Iraq and about to start my Third! We don't NEED this Nonsense now. Tell Choi he needs to re-read his Oath of Office again. The Military is NOT a Democracy, We follow the LAWFULL orders of the President, and Officers appointed above us.
    Just the Simple act of Chaining himself to the White Hoiuse Gate in his Military Uniform WHILE he was serving is Grounds for removal for Conduct Unbecoming an Officer. They should Bar him from re-enlisting on that alone.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  9. eddie rivera

    I agree with the president, my opinion the military is no place for gays.

    October 21, 2010 at 9:04 am |