FILE - In this Tuesday, April 16, 2010 file photo, from left, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, stand outside the White House

 

              FILE - In this Tuesday, April 16, 2010 file photo, from left, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, stand outside the White House
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 16, 2010 file photo, from left, Petty Officer Autumn Sandeen, Lt. Dan Choi, Cpl. Evelyn Thomas and Capt. Jim Pietrangelo II, stand outside the White House after they handcuffed themselves to the fence during a protest for gay rights in Washington, demanding that President Obama keep his promise to repeal "don't ask, don't tell." On Sept. 20, 2011, the repeal of U.S. military's 18-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" compromise took effect, allowing gay and lesbian service members to serve openly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)