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Former US Army Lt. Dan Choi, a gay rights activist and opponent of... News PhotoActivist,CEO,Civil Rights,Competition,Don't Ask Don't Tell,Former,Government,Horizontal,Politics,Rainbow PUSH,The Past,US Military,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFormer US Army Lt. Dan Choi(L), a gay rights activist and opponent of 'Don't ask Don't Tell', stands with Joe Beasley (2L), of the Rainbow Push, American Civil Rights era icon Reverend C.T. Vivian (2R) and Dr. Charles Steele Jr. (R), Chief Executive Officer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse March 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The trial of Choi, which began in August 2011, resumes Thursday in federal court. The former Iraq War vet and graduate of West Point is going to trial to face charges that stem from a November 2010 arrest for chaining himself to the White House fence to protest “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)