Tweet Of The Day - Lt. Dan Choi
Dan Choi is apparently going to test today's directive from the Pentagon. Stand by...
UPDATE: The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network urges caution.
“During this interim period of uncertainty, service members must not come out and recruits should use caution if choosing to sign up,” SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ law is rooted in any statement of homosexuality made at anytime and to anyone. A higher court is likely to issue a hold on the injunction by Judge Phillips very soon. The bottom line: if you come out now, it can be used against you in the future by the Pentagon. As the DOJ fights to keep this unconstitutional and oppressive law, we are monitoring active-duty clients’ cases and fielding calls every day to our hotline. Given the uncertainty in the courts, we urge the Senate to act swiftly next month on repeal when they return to Washington.”Follow Choi in real time on his Twitter feed.
UPDATE II: Seems like Choi would have known this.UPDATE III: CNN covers Choi's tweets.
UPDATE IV: Village Voice reporter Steven Thrasher reports that a crowd of over 100 has assembled to watch Choi. UPDATE V: Thrasher photographs Choi being mobbed by the media.