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US gay soldiers will face trial over White House protest

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  1. Mihangel apYrs 22 Mar 2010, 5:35pm

    from what I’ve read elsewhare, gays in the US consider that HRC has been assimilated into the establishment in the same way that Stonewall has here.

    Choi and Pietrangelo are likely to be hung out to dry by this vacillating Administration, don’t think that Obama will risk anything for us, andafter November he won’t have the troops

  2. The Whitehouse two leave court after pleading not guilty

    Lt. Dan Choi and Captain Jim Pietrangelo where brought into the court room handcuffed and heavy leg shackles, and where told of their options after being charged with Failure to Obey A Lawful Order by a Police Officer. You cannot be jailed for this offence, however it seems these two GI’s could! The Judge gave them the following options:

    * go to trial
    * pay a $100-$1000 fine that would go to a special victims fund
    * pay a $100 fine with the case closed to avoid a trial with no admission of guilt.

    The judge was surprised when both declared “not guilty” and wanted to proceed with a trial. What this means is that they will face a different judge in a different court and they have to retain their own attorneys. Lt. Dan Choi and Captain Jim Pietrangelo and their attorneys must appear in court on April 26.

    “This is a very clear message to Pres. Obama and any other leader…we will not go away. We’re going to do it again. we will not go away.” – Lt Dan Choi

    See full story@ pamshouseblend

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