LIEUTENANT DAN CHOI and CAPTAIN JAMES PIETRANGELO II, two outed military officers, handcuffed themselves to the White House gates in an act of public protest against the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which forbids Gay service members from serving openly in the U.S. military.  Specifically they were protesting the Obama administration’s intransigent foot-dragging on the issue after having campaigned on removing the policy that had been signed into law by Bill Clinton.