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Service Members Arrested in DADT Protest to be Arraigned Today


The six service members arrested yesterday after chaining themselves to the White House fence in a protest against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" are set to be arraigned this afternoon at the D.C. Central Cellblock.

GetEQUAL reports: "Lt. Dan Choi along with five other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) discharged veterans -- Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, Petty Officer Larry Whitt, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Cadet Mara Boyd, and Cpl. Evelyn Thomas—are set to be released from the DC DC Central Cellblock today, April 21st, 2010 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). The group of six veterans were arrested yesterday after handcuffing themselves to the White House gates to demand that President Obama keep his promise to repeal 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' (DADT) this year. The vets are concerned about mounting signs that the President is wavering on his promise to push for repeal this year. Arraignments for detainees held overnight begin at 2:00 pm (ET) tomorrow and are selected by random order."

Watch CBS News raw video of the arrests, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. A real American hero.

    Posted by: Walter | Apr 21, 2010 10:32:19 AM

  2. As a gay man, I'm wondering if voting for Obama was even the lesser of two evils. At least with McCain and Palin, they were up front about their agenda.

    Posted by: Ryan Ward | Apr 21, 2010 11:20:52 AM

  3. Real heroes--not ending DADT show Obama for the passive-aggressive homophobe he really is.

    Posted by: Mark | Apr 21, 2010 11:57:37 AM

  4. @MArk: "not ending DADT show Obama for the passive-aggressive homophobe he really is."

    When DADT I repealed will you be saying the same thing?

    Posted by: veg | Apr 21, 2010 12:35:07 PM

  5. Maybe I just don't get it, but what is the point of chaining yourself to the fence? What benefit does that bring? Isn't going to a rally or protesting at events more useful?

    Posted by: ravewulf | Apr 21, 2010 12:54:29 PM

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