Monday, April 5, 2010

Enough is enough...the time is now.

I think the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) is not getting clearer since President Obama announced during his State if the Union Address.  It's getting murkier.  And the murkier it gets, the more lives it ruins.

Take what happened last week, for example.  Last week, John McHugh, the secretary of the US Army, announced that there would be a moratorium on dismissing soldiers because they were LBGT.   He soon had to backtrack from this statement.  Writes a blogger at, "This public apology from McHugh adds to the confusion currently circulating around the military's ban on gay service members.  While most military leaders seem to support the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", it still has be approved by Congress."

We need presidential leadership on this issue.  Barney Frank has become skeptical that the DADT policy will be repealed this year.  Many bloggers agree with him, and are requesting that folks don't donate to the Democratic Party (Don't Ask, Don't Give, they say).  I hope they are wrong.  President Obama showed extraordinary leadership during the health care debate.  Repealing DADT is nowhere near as controversial, and he might even get a few Republicans to sign on to boot.

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