Thursday, May 14, 2009

Barack Obama Fails to Lead on Gay Rights

Barack Obama has failed the test of a great leader on gay rights. He is backing away from his promises to gay voters that he would work to REPEAL the anti-gay Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. In fact, he is continuing the firing of gay soliders who are being kicked out of the military simply for being gay and being honest about it.

One brave gay solider is fighting back! Lt. Dan Choi has written a letter to President Obama pleading with the Commander in Chief not to fire him.

ABC: Dan Choi Explains "Why I Cannot Stay Quiet"

A West Point graduate and Arabic linguist, Choi is being discharged from the National Guard because of "homosexual conduct" has appealed directly to President Obama to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gay soldiers.

Here's Lt. Choi on the Rachel Maddow Show, where he publicly violated the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy and lost his job defending America.

The Obama administration is also trying to back peddle away from other campaign promises, including changing the Defense of Marriage Act to allow the federal recognition of same-sex marriages and civil unions, to provide federal benefits for LGBT couples.

Obama and other Democratic leaders continue to maintain the untenable position that they support "equal rights and benefits" for gay couples, but NOT civil marriage! By opposing same-sex marriage, Obama and other Democrats are providing support for the opponents of marriage equality! Sarah Palin and MS California can both correctly say they have the same position on marriage as Barack Obama!

Obama Caving on Gays in the Military

Obama's Gay Marriage Flip-Flop

Obama's Failing Grade on Gay Rights

Obama AWOL on Gay Rights

1 comment:

wail of ignorance said...

"I'm not sure I support a policy allowing openly gay people to serve. It might open the floodgates to actual free will within the armed forces." (from The Onion)