Enter your email address to receive our daily LGBT news roundup

You're free to unsubscribe at any time.

Repealing military gay ban a priority for Obama in 2010

Post your comment

Comments on this article are now closed.

Reader comments

  1. Simon Murphy 1 Feb 2010, 12:14pm

    An Act of Congress to repeal the ban?

    Well if the ban is still in place at the time of the midterms then it is going to stay in force. As the Republicans are likely to do really well.

    It really does look like voting in the US is an utter waste of time as the promises told by candidates in the campaign all seem to be meaningless lies.

  2. i’ll believe it when i see it

    why any gay person would want to die for a country that doesnt give them equal rigths is beyond me…

  3. During his election campaign the president-to-be told many an LGBT publication that he could “reasonably” see ‘Don’t Ask; Don’t Tell’ being repealed. Hope became stronger when Robert Gibbs, the Team Obama Press Secretary when asked “Is the new administration going to get rid of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy” responded uncategorically “you don’t hear a politician give a one-word answer much. But it’s, ‘Yes.’”

    This all sounded as positive a commitment as you can get from a politician, until recently. Asked in October when he would repeal the law, the President’s spokesman gave a bland commitment – “when the time is right”. The time you can, I fear, assume will be a long way in the future when all of America is happy with the change and the Obama government will receive nothing but praise for its implementation. Or you could conclude that it will probably be never.

  4. Simon Murphy 1 Feb 2010, 3:54pm

    ‘Change, change, change’

    ‘Yes we can’

    All looks olike typical, meaningless bullsh!t now.

  5. Never fails. Get elected on a promise. Don’t fulfil it, but wait a bit. “Oh oh, can’t do it now, I’m not looking popular enough.” Then “oh oh can’t do it now elections coming up. But hey! vote for me next time and for sure I’ll do it …”

  6. BrazilBoysBlog 1 Feb 2010, 5:24pm

    Yeah, yeah, yeah…. WHEN this man ever does something positive for the gay and lesbian community who helped to elect him, I´ll be the first to cheer.. But for now, I can´t hold my breath that long!

These comments are un-moderated and do not necessarily represent the views of PinkNews. If you believe that a comment is inappropriate or libellous, please contact us.

Top commenters this week

Latest stories

See all