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Supporters of Military Homos Knock on Commander-in-Chief’s Door

On Saturday, the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network lead a “Uh, could you please repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” sort of demonstration in front of the White House, which, even if you’re an Obama apologist, you’ve gotta admit is pretty cool. Yes, this is the same SLDN whose own board member attended the DNC’s gay fundraiser, but we especially liked how they counted all the way up to the latest tally of dismissed gay servicemembers under Obama’s watch. So far: 270.

On:           Jun 28, 2009
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    • Aaron Khan

      Two Hundred effing Sixty-Five… What a shame.

      Jun 28, 2009 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      I read on the Advocate (which I admit is a pretty dubious source) that in the general population, the support for repealing DADT is like 68%. With #s like that, there can only be one reason Obama hasn’t issued a stop loss order: his own homophobia.

      Jun 28, 2009 at 8:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BrianZ

      @Fitz: I know you’ll be shocked but the A was correct in their reporting. Gallup estimates support at 69% overall, with even a clear majority of conservatives supporting the repeal of DADT. http://www.gallup.com/poll/120764/Conservatives-Shift-Favor-Openly-Gay-Service-Members.aspx

      That this issue is even still being discussed instead of action being taken is proof that queers need better (real) friends in Washington.

      Jun 28, 2009 at 9:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • galefan2004

      People support both ENDA and DADT. People are coming around to our issues. The real reason for that is that more gay men are standing up and getting counted. It is pretty hard to make the argument, even as a conservative and even to yourself, that that gay guy that has done that job for you better than those straight guys you had in the past is not able to do the job. As they realize we can do the job and that we don’t bring our sex life (the part of us that scared them) to work with us, they start supporting our right to work in all aspects of society. We will eventually win our rights. We have the social standing not the bigots. It isn’t a matter of it it is a matter of when.

      Jun 28, 2009 at 9:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      So, what’s Obama waiting for, Christmas?

      Jun 29, 2009 at 3:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DuttyBarb

      Everyone supports DADT repeal. I mean, i dont want to go and die in Iraq but if someone genuinely wants to take the leap as a serviceman …hell i dont care if he is gay/straight/ trans.

      Jun 29, 2009 at 7:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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