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Dan Choi Is Done With DADT, And Now It’s Time for DOMA

It’s pretty clear that former National Guard lieutenant Dan Choi, having received his West Point ring back from Sen. Harry Reid, has given himself a new job title: professional activist. Having unarguably helped launch this year’s push to repeal DADT, Choi, who is single last time we checked, has ID’d his next equality war zone: marriage.

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21 Comments

  • Brett

    What about ENDA?

  • Cam

    @Brett:

    DOMA and DADT are two laws/policies where the federal govt. specificlly discriminates against gays and give the impression that it is ok to discriminate against gays. These laws have been cited in court cases to excuse employment discrimination against gays “i.e. why shouldn’t I be allowed to discriminate since the Federal Govt. does.”

    That combined with the fact that 30 states currently offer some sort of protections plus or minus transgenered inclusion shows that it is building momentum.

    DOMA is the one everybody, even the President wants to stay away from but it is the biggie…Federally sanctioned discrimination.

    If he had to pick one, I get why he picked that one. I would assume that HRC would be setting their sites on ENDA since they have already been talking about it for a few years now.

  • laurent

    Aren’t his 15 minutes of expired?

  • laurent

    Aren’t his 15 minutes of fame expired?

  • Cam

    @laurent:

    I don’t know, are HRC’s quarter billion dollars raised in five years all to tell us not to move forward with DADT this year expired yet?

  • Spike

    So now he’s going to take credit for singled handedly legalizing marriage for gays? Oh please Logo, bring in on board for A-List, Season 2. Love to see this self righteous gay prancing around P-Town in a speedo!

  • justiceontherocks

    @Spike – with that post you have some nerve to call anyone else self-righteous.

  • Melanie N

    Dan Choi and GetEqual deserve most of the credit for DADT repeal. We should be thanking them and sending them more money.

    Robin McGehee only made $100,000 in 2010, but she accomplished more than HRC. Dan Choi only made $80,000 and even ended up in the hospital with cramps.

    Robin and Dan are our leaders. We should double their salaries and treat them with admiration and respect. Repealing DADT was their idea and they made Obama do it.

    If we have learned anything this year it is that a few people making demands is what leads to success. Too many in this community are lazy and/or afraid to raise your voices or risk you life being arrested.

    Choi and McGehee are our heroes this year and it now appears we have our very own MLK – or two of them.

    Please send getEqual your donations and hire Dan Choi to speak at your school or organization. Both are money well spent.

    Go Robin, Go!

  • Jim

    @Laurent & @Spike -> at least the man is doing something besides sitting on his ass. What have you done besides bitch about something?

    Give the man credit for making noise and stop being such queens.

  • Melanie N

    I think if Dan Choi went back to working for Robin McGehee and getEqual he wouldn’t do as many crazy things. I think she could teach him how to be more effective.

    Choi played a part in DADT repeal, but McGehee was the brains behind this effort. Give money to get Equal. More money.

  • Jeffree

    @Melanie N:
    You and AndrewW sound like a match made heaven! Both of ya can’t stop thinking about GetEqual, Robin, and Dan.

    @Spike: Think much? Read much?
    You forgot, yet again, to read the post *before* commenting.
    [Oh did you hear the news? Toronto is in CANADA now!]

  • Melanie N

    @Jeffree: Have you contributed yet? Or do you just condemn people? Choi deserves our financial support and GetEqual got DADT repealed. I say we should reward success.

    What’s your contribution? Name-calling?

  • Jeffree

    @Melanie: Yes, I contributed.

    Funny thing is that Robin has never heard of *you*. Perhaps you didn’t contribute enough?

    Enjoy your time with AndrewW at the HRC Christmas party. I hear the cookies are delicious there. I look forward to your posts over at Bil Browning’s place!

  • Obama

    @Melanie N:

    LOL…I watched Get Equal heckle President Obama at a fundraiser. It was the most pathetic protest I have ever seen. They were yelling at a room full of people who all ready supported. People yelled for Obama and for them to shut up. You could not even understand what they were yelling about so it was pointless. Nothing like yelling at the first President to be so vocal on LGBT issues in a small secure space. Not cool.

  • Obama

    @Melanie N:

    LOL…I watched Get Equal heckle President Obama at a fundraiser. It was the most pathetic protest I have ever seen. They were yelling at a room full of people who all ready supported them. People yelled for Obama and for them to shut up. You could not even understand what they were yelling about so it was pointless. Nothing like yelling at the first President to be so vocal on LGBT issues in a small secure space. Not cool.

  • Choi Out

    Choi said he wanted to go back. PLease go!

  • i_dunno_but...

    Go Dan – DOMA is pure legalized hatred – run over it in a tank!

  • Dan Choi

    @laurent: I cannot let them expire, I need to stay in the spotlight longer to cash in.

    It is a bit inconvenient that I told everyone I wanted DADT repeal to go back to Afghanistan, but it is more fun giving $15K speeches, hanging out on TV and profiting from your hopes. I love attention whoring and just want to make money by screaming rather than working!

    DOMA, ENDA, WHATEVAR! As long as I can find an excuse to sell these $15K speeches!

    Maybe I’ll even upgrade my protest acting career to Hollywood acting career.

  • Frankenfurter

    Will someone please tell Dan Choi that it’s time for him to get a job?

  • Dan Choi

    My job is giving speeches at $15K a pop, suckers!

  • Jake

    @Frankenfurter: Frankenfurter, Dan Choi works harder than almost anybody I know. He had a job in the military but was fired because of who he is. Then, he made it his job to pressure Congress to repeal DADT – and was successful. He is also a brilliant speaker with much to say, and audiences that get to hear him are lucky. What have you done for the LGBTQ community?

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