Friday, June 26, 2009

VIDEO: Still No Plans from the White House to Act on DADT or DOMA

Monday, the White House is hosting a Stonewall commemoration by having several activists, community leaders and LGBT families come for a reception.

In today's White House Press Briefing, Press Sectretary Gibbs was asked if there will be any substantive announcements at this receptions regarding two big issues hindering the LGBT population - DOMA and DADT.

This next exchange from yesterday regards the Center for American Progress' report "Ending 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell': Practical Steps to Repeal the Ban on Openly Gay Men and Women in the U.S. Military."

No. No. No. No. Kind of getting tired of hearing that. Also getting tired of the Obama Administration passing the buck to Congress. When IN FACT they can ACT themselves on both DOMA and DADT.

Earlier I posted about our need to continue to prod our leaders into action, and yes, to criticize them for their inaction. And no, I don't buy the argument that Obama has plenty of time. In about a year, he'll be gearing up for re-election, and if he's not willing to tackle LGBT issues now, I highly doubt he'll be up to the task then.

NOW is the time for him to act. NOW is the time for us to speak up.

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network plans to march to the White House this Saturday, June 27, urging the Administration to act on DADT. Check out the Facebook Event Page.

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