First of all, this is a joke. Why we would be dismissing people that obviously have been and could continue to be a great service to our country, especially in a time of war, is a crime.
Second of all, that Obama did not make this his first priority when he could have is an insult. I voted for Clinton because he said he would end this last huge bastion of discrimination against gay people back in 1992. He promised to do so as his first act as President and failed miserably. That was 15 years ago.
But thirdly, I have to ask even though it will not be popular: Why do gay people contribute to this injustice by playing along with the game? As long as gays and lesbians still join the military and play the "straight" game, at what point are they just enablers, enabling this stupid anti-homosexual agenda?
Our military is in desperate need of people. If we are 10% of the population, give or take, then we are 10% of the military. If that 10% of the military said,
"hey, we are gay. Change the stupid rule against us or we are out of here" the rules would change. Where is the outcry from the military? If 10% of the military said change the rule or I am walking, or being booted, the rule would change tomorrow. If the military lost 10% of it's forces, especially right now, it would be crippled. What better time to force a change?
By keeping silent, gay military are now becoming the Uncle Toms.