Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach

Obama ‘experienced discrimination firsthand and that’s why I had a lot of faith’

SOUNDBITES — “[President Obama] was someone who had experienced discrimination firsthand and that’s why I had a lot of faith. I thought, OK I can fight this, and maybe by January Obama could be inaugurated and this won’t matter. … I will fight this in uniform and I’ll fight it without. I swore an oath to defend and support the Constitution, I’m going to speak out and fight this until the law is repealed because it is not constitutional.” —Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, one of some 13,000 servicemen and women discharged under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell [AP]