U.S. Government Stalls On Don't Ask Don't Tell
The United States Department of Defense is asking for more time before an end to the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military is considered. U.S. president Barack Obama had campaigned to repeal the ridiculous “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which forbids gays from serving, but has since been silent on the issue.
Over 12,500 gay men and women have been discharged from the United States military under the gay-banning policy, including 219 since President Obama took office. So, while top advisors and the military are all pleading for a delay, my brain is pleading for a sane reason for why this issue could possibly be complicated enough to require all this extensive preparation.
- Military wants more time before gay ban ends [USA Today]
- 12,500 booted in â€˜Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ [Dayton Daily News]
- Gay community bitterly disappointed by Obama’s lack of action [Canadian Press]