Did anyone see Obama talk at the HRC conference just a bit ago? He showed us where he stands on this policy, as well as other discriminatory laws and policies.http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2009/10/10/Obama_Addresses_HRC_Dinner/
Obama is addressing these same issues and reaffirms again and again that he wants equality for ALL American cirizens, and that ys is especially a shame that someone could be discharged for being gay when they have stood up to protects and serve their county and its citizens.
This policy was brought in early on in the Clinton administration, 16 years ago. Obama may hold one third of the political power in our country, but this is something that needs to be approached with tact. He needs to put it in a light where another similar policy will not fall into place as soon as he is replaced in office. Changing policies is much easier than changing the minds of men and women who want desperately to hold down people different from themselves.
I am extremely pleased to have a president who is addressing issues of equality and demanding change. He can't do everything on his own, but we at least know that we have the support of our president should anything come his way to be approved.