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.”