"To this day, the prosecution had to be literally forced to notice Lt. Choi and Capt. Pietrangelo's rank. Today, Capt. Phil Beck refused to acknowledge their rank. This fact, with his revelation that he believes 'gay' and 'homosexual' to be slanderous terms, shows, in my view, that this public servant is a homophobe, and, in my view, the record bears this out."
--Robert J. Feldman, attorney for Lt. Dan Choi, on trial for civil disobedience, conducted last year at the White House, to protest inaction on the anti-gay military policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," speaking to the Court regarding the "vindictive prosecution" defense that the Court ruled to be permissible.