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‘Obama: I’ll let gays serve openly in military’


‘He’s been criticized by some advocates for not moving faster on their issues’

President Barack Obama yesterday, reaffirmed his pledge to end the ‘don’t ask-don’t tell’ that he made at the annual dinner of a Human Rights Campaign (a gay civil rights advocacy group) not too long ago.  However ‘The law was passed by Congress in 1993 and signed by President Bill Clinton, who also promised to repeal the ban on homosexuals in the military but was blunted by opposition in the military and Congress. Obama said he’s working with Pentagon and congressional leaders on ending the policy.’

Obama still has not given a time line, (surprise, surprise) which is what advocacy leaders are looking for.  Speculation  about President Obama making these promises before, but not indicating when he plans on following through is already surfacing.  Advocates also say that the President has also pledge to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, however, much of his administration defended the law he (supposedly worked so hard to push for repeal) in a court brief.   ‘The gay community is somewhat split as to whether Obama is expected to produce results right away.’  More and more people are losing faith in our new President, and believe he is not following through with his ‘change’ promises, he pushed so much for during his campaign.  (Isn’t that why is was elected in the first place? ‘Change!’ The people want ‘Change.’)  My question is, where is the ‘Change?’

Some say Obama is on the path of every other past politician who makes promises and doesn’t follow through.  What are your opinions? Do you think Obama will follow through and allow gays their rights, by openly serving in the military? Does President Obama generally care for these activists? Or is this going to be a case of  another broken promise by yet another politician?

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  1. jsbenjam
    October 14, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Do gays even want to serve in the military of a country who wont let them get married?

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