“Gay activists tell The Mouth that they plan to step up protests until they get a straight answer from the Obama administration on whether the President will reverse the DADT policy before the fall elections,” reports Kenneth R. Bazinet in the Daily News. Well, looks like the protests can stop, because the Obama administration gave its answer.
On Monday GetEqual slaps the President during a speech.
In Kip’s William’s words:
“They interrupted his speech, demanding the immediate repeal of DADT and full equality for the entire lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. They were escorted out of the event without incident.”
On Wednesday the White House announces (for the first time) they will wait for the Pentagon Study to be completed before taking any action on DADT Repeal. DADT Repeal will wait until after the Mid-terms.
Congratulations to Kip, Robin and the GetEqual bunch.
“What a stupid thing to do .. immature and tacky.”
– Barney Frank (Regarding GetEqual’s stunts)
@JamieMcG: GetEqual is “Pushing?” try “pissing off.” The White House responded: WAIT.
@JamieMcG: No, we go to the PEOPLE. Until we get enough fellow Americans to stand for our equality, we will not succeed. We are NOT doing that now.
The truth is two-thirds of Americans WILL support our full equality, but we’re too busy playing activist or playing politics. Neither will succeed.
It is ours for the asking. No yelling required.
@Cam: Provide a citation. This was the first formal statement about DADT repeal and “waiting” until AFTER the study was completed.