From the article:
"Several years later, AIDS pushed homosexuality to the forefront of the American consciousness and revitalized gay activism as a life-or-death proposition. In 1992, Bill Clinton was the first major-party presidential nominee to openly court gays as a political constituency, raising millions of dollars from them in the process. While his administration saw remarkable progress in terms of gay political visibility, it also led to a series of disastrous setbacks, from the enactment of DADT to the passage of DOMA. "
The part I put in bold is completely misconstrued in the historical context! DADT legally allowed gays to serve in the military for the first time in US history. Bill Clinton wanted gays to openly serve in the military, but because of Congress, he had to settle on DADT. What became of DADT over the years has become a disaster and is a long time coming for full open military service of gays. I just wanted to clear the air on this common misconception.