Are We Settling For DADT Scraps Tonight? Let’s Hold Out.

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I’m going to keep this brief.

A lot of blogs have been buzzing that Obama’s going to mention Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in his State of the Union just a few hours from now.

So what?

Is he going to sign an Executive Order tonight to end DADT discharges? If not, then we shouldn’t care.

After Gibbs told us point blank in a pre-inauguration YouTube clip that DADT would be repealed, he couldn’t even offer a timeline a YEAR later. If it takes a year just to get around to making a timeline, that’s when we say, “Stop teasing. Call us when it’s done and then we’ll applaud.”

I despise Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; don’t get me wrong. But we need protection from discrimination in all lines of work, not just the military. If our fierce advocates are going to keep pulling our chains about the employment they control and not even speak out on ENDA, then we should stop humoring them.

Come on, Obama. Step up or step off. No more points for platitudes.

[Apparently Adam Bink made the same point earlier today!]

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There are 4 Comments to "Are We Settling For DADT Scraps Tonight? Let’s Hold Out."

  • Buffy says:

    I anticipate more pretty words about how he’s going to do something about DADT, followed by more inaction and excuses.

  • ZackFord says:

    Weak. So not impressed.

  • Buffy says:

    IMHO every gay person in the military should just come out, forcing the military to discharge them.  Then no other LGB person should sign up while DADT is in force.   If the bigots don’t want us let them fight, get injured and even die.  Why should we risk our lives for a nation that claims we’re not worthy to do so, and doesn’t even give us the basic civil rights others take for granted on top of that?

  • EdM says:

    And Obama said nothing about the plight of LGBT people in homophobic countries, particularly Iran and Uganda. Even the evangelicals are ahead of him re: Uganda! >:-(

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