Slog, Dan Savage:
But Obama made it clear last week that he intends to defend DOMA—which he does not have to do—and he intends to defend it using the vilest terms and the most aggressive possible tactics. And on DADT the administration has made it clear that it's not going to do shit about DADT and says that DADT can only be ended through legislative action. And Congress—in the person of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid—says it isn't going to do shit to end DADT and suggests that the White House end it administratively.
Dan Savage is right. He is not necessarily right in the manner he's chosen to put his point across, but he mirrors the growing antipathy of the gay community.
We realize that you are burdened with more critical issues than any other President in American history. Perhaps we expect too much from you. However, in your short governance, you have not shown the LGBT community the willingness necessary to steadfastly fight for our rights. We need strong and definitive measures as soon as possible because hate and discrimination will not stand idly by and give us the luxury of time. You ask us to be patient. Then again, maybe it is YOU who expect too much from US.
(06-16) 20:28 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) --
President Barack Obama, under growing criticism for not seeking to end the ban on openly gay men and women in the military, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
Still, no matter what he says, the arch enemy of the LGBT community, Pat Robertson, must be very, very pleased.
Just a thought.
Now here's Pat Robertson's take on the deal: