Before the new congress was signed in, the only significant piece of legislation that fulfilled the president’s pledge to be a champion of equal rights, was repealing DADT. Part of the implications of its signing was that the court case that would have demanded immediate repeal was put on hold, but now almost 6 months after we were told it would be repealed, still LGB personnel (trans and intersex, need not apply) are forbidden from being open within the armed forces.
Katie Miller, the highly skilled West Point student who resigned rather than continue the lie of being straight, has since tried to reapply, but has continued to be rebuffed despite the implementation of the repeal being a matter of a couple of months away.
I’m sorry but this is not good enough, the US military neither needed, nor got time to “train” for the acceptance of integrated units, and this farce has gone on long enough. The fact that President Obama has not kept up pressure to get this repeal done, is a betrayal of all the fighting men and women who have to live a lie every day.
Apparently LGBTQIA people are only worth doing the bare minimum for, not getting the “full” support that Obama promised.
I still support his relection, but only because he is not as much a threat to me and mine, as the Republicans would be, thats his only strong point as far as I can see.
I’ve also got to ask, when the law still discriminates, why the court case has petered out… it could have enforced repeal rather than waited for this insult of a process to continue.