Obama and DADT

Obama plans to avoid repealing to military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy for a bit.  Politically, I can understand, I suppose…maybe…kinda…

While Obama campaigned to the gay community on a repeal – which would allow gays and lesbians to serve freely – it is not surprising that he is placing the issue on the backburner. […]

It would likely pass Congress as well. But it is not where Obama would like to use his political capitol right now.

For one, the LGBT community is at a period of weakness, coming off losses in California and Florida on propositions to outlaw gay marriage. […]

By punting the issue, though, it reopens the perennial question – is there ever a right time to make a big move on gay rights. By 2010, midterm congressional contests will add new reasons not to push a repeal on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

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2 comments

  1. Well, if its any consolation, my sister is in the navy, and says that the amount of gays is high… albeit a bit f’d in the head by her accounts.

  2. Hmmm, a bit f’ed, huh? Interesting.

    I’m not surprised at the number of gay and lesbian service-members; which is exactly what makes the ban so patently ridiculous.

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