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Our President claims to be a “fierce advocate” for gay rights. He claims to want to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” yet every time an opportunity surfaces to actually DO something, he shoots it down. Yet when Rep. Alcee Hastings (D – FL) attempts to add an amendment to a defense appropriations bill that would block spending money on DADT investigations, he is, in his own words, “thwarted” by pressure from House colleagues and the White House.

The President has said that when a bill from Congress to repeal DADT appears on his desk, he’ll sign it. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D – PA) has kicked off his tour in support of the legislation he’s sponsoring to repeal the policy. Is the President just waiting for the fruits of Murphy’s labor? Why not support the baby step of ending the persecutions? How much political capital would that spend, if the majority of Americans support repealing DADT?

Mr. President, you have a lot of explaining to do.


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