Lt. Dan Choi speaks at Texas A&M

Get Equal member Lt. Dan Choi spoke at Texas A&M on April 8. In this video, he talks about the consequences of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Choi was arrested outside the White House in March after being handcuffed to the fence. That same day, the ENDA 4 were arrested in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. The ENDA 4 case was settled last week with each getting six months probation. Choi’s trial is set for April 26.

—  David Taffet

ENDA 4 get 6 months probation

The ENDA 4: Chastity Kirven is third from left
The ENDA 4: Chastity Kirven is third from left

The ENDA 4 received a sentence of 6 months probation. Chastity Kirven just contacted Dallas Voice with the news and forwarded the picture above taken after the hearing. During her probation, Kirven must stay away from the Capitol and related offices. Violation could result in serving the time in jail.

Get Equal’s release said, “The ENDA 4 have been sentenced to 6 months of staying out of Nancy Pelosi’s office.”

Two of the ENDA 4 were from Washington D.C. and also were given community service as part of their sentence. Kirven said she and one other did not because they were from out of state.

A rally in support of them and their goal of getting the Employment Non-discrimination Act out of committee and to the floor of the House for a vote will take place today at 3:30 outside the office of Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. The office is located in the hotels.com building on Central Expressway north of Meadow Road. Similar rallies will be held in Austin, Houston and San Antonio and in other cities across the country.

—  David Taffet