DADT Is Alive and Healthy and Living in the Military

  • olden

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    May 01, 2010 7:55 PM GMT
    I saw a streamer on the News last night that Adm Muller and SecDef Gates reported to the President that this is just not the right time to allow gays to openly be in the Armed Forces. The majority of the military just are ready for it. Funny, when Truman integrated the military, the soldiers weren't asked their opinion. The President just said, this is the way it is going to be.

    Am I surprised? Not in the least. I said on one thread here a few months ago that the best way that Obama could keep DADT and still look like he supported Gay Rights was to turn the implementation of the program to do away with DADT over to the very people who have a vested interest in keeping it and suppressing gays. I have no illusions about the President's stand on gay rights. He said in one of the debates during the campaign that he was opposed to gay marriage. I really think we have a better chance with the Supreme Court that we do at The White House.

    PS: Before some of you jump all over my tush, I am not a Republican. I am just a gay guy who is tired of being considered a second-class citizen with limited rights.
  • Webster666

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    May 01, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    I had a glimmer of hope.
    But, it was dashed my all those military pussys.

    And, as wishy washy as my President has been, compared to all his campaign promises, I would now be shocked if he ends DADT during his second administration, if there is a second one...
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    May 01, 2010 8:58 PM GMT
    olden saidI saw a streamer on the News last night that Adm Muller and SecDef Gates reported to the President that this is just not the right time to allow gays to openly be in the Armed Forces.

    Have you or anyone else found a link to this story? I'd like to know more details than a streamer would provide.

    Next, even if that was indeed the recommendation (odd in itself, because I thought Gates was leaning toward DADT repeal), it is premature to assume how the President will decide. Further, I thought the decision timeline still had months to go yet, the studies still ongoing. Was this an interim assessment or what?

    So several things wrong with this report, why I'd like to see better confirmation before drawing conclusions. BTW, I am strongly in favor of DADT repeal, and DOMA, too.