Metro Weekly

Dan Choi Speaks at Courthouse [video]

Promises that White House protest is not the last; pledges to carry the fight forward for ending ''Don't Ask, Don't Tell''

Lt. Dan Choi, alongside Capt. James Pietrangelo, speaks outside the D.C. Superior Court after he and Pietrangelo pleaded not guilty to charges of failing to obey a lawful order by chaining themselves to the White House fence.

”We may have been caged up physically but the message was very clear to all of the people who think that equality can be purchased with a donation or a cocktail party,” said Choi, whose protest has been met with accolades as well as criticism.