Overturning DOMA and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Part of ‘Radical Social Agenda’

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama told voters he would support gay rights. Now that he’s president, he’s told us he would move to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. But when? When will he help strike down the Defense of Marriage Act? Critics of Obama say he’s moving too slowly; those who don’t want him to act argue he risks losing conservative support if he makes a move to actually support gay rights. Which begs the question: Is he more concerned about reaching across the aisle, or about making America a place where all citizens really are equal?

Here’s CNN’s report from yesterday.

Bless the lovely Karen England from the Capitol Resource Institute (which appears to have zero official presence, or at least a website), who fears allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military — sorry, permitting them to “flaunt” their sexuality — means the showers are going to become gang bang arenas.