Charges against two service members arrested outside the White House protesting DADT were dropped on Wednesday.

Army Lt. Dan Choi and Captain James Pietrangelo had pleaded not guilty in D.C. Superior Court for handcuffing themselves to the White House fence in protest of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law that bans gay and lesbian service members from revealing their sexual orientation at the risk of being fired.

The men were arrested in May and again in April by Park Police and charged with failure to obey an officer in DC's criminal court.

“Victory for truth today!” Choi tweeted. “Government drops case against us.”

Prosecutors did not comment on why the government dropped the charges, but Choi told the AP that he believes the Obama administration doesn't want to draw unneeded attention to the policy as lawmakers consider repeal.

Choi, 29, was discharged from the Army under the policy last year after he announced he was gay on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He is currently appealing the Army's decision.

Pietrangelo, 44, of Sandusky, Ohio, was discharged in 2004.

Choi has become the face of opposition to DADT since his national coming out. Polls show a near universal majority of Americans agree that the policy is discriminatory and a majority say it should be scrapped.