DADT failure widens rift among “gay-rights groups” “The split has only grown in the months since, with activists such as Choi staging aggressive, low-budget protests to pressure key Democratic leaders, while the Human Rights Campaign has worked quietly behind the scenes in meetings with some of the very same politicians. The tension between those two radically different approaches came to a head last week when Senate Republicans successfully filibustered an attempt to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”