Still no repeal, why didn’t the court case continue?

DADT repeal signing

Repeal Signed, but worthless?

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case that would have demanded immediate repeal was put on hold, but now almost 6 months after we were told it would be repealed, still LGB personnel (trans and intersex, need not apply) are forbidden from being open within the armed forces.

Cadet Katie Miller who resigned over DADT

Still not allowed to Re-Enlist

 

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.

Immigration, Obama and LGBTQIA families this week…

Finally after 2 years of letting LGBTQIA familes be broken up because of DOMA’s unconstitutional provisions preventing federal recognition of same sex families, the US DOJ has put a stay on several deportations of the spouses of american citizens. Its not an across the board stay, but for those families recognised, its a breather.

However in all honesty its a scrap of bread from the table for the good little queers who sit under the table eagerly awaiting for Obama to come save them. Its another “deal with it queers” from the Obama administration. At least if it were a blanket stay of execution, then at least it would benefit all such families, rather than just ones who have managed to publicise their cases.

Across the US even if you get married in one of the few states that recognises marriage and you are binational, the chances of a stay of deportation until the DOMA case is decided are pretty slim.

President Obama, you take us for granted and expect us to vote for you because you are less evil to LGBTQIA people than the republicans, if you want to take a real stand, release an executive order stopping all deportations of LGBTQIA spouses in which the only grounds for denying a green card is DOMA, until the DOMA case is decided.