Obama to Take a Stand on Gays in Military
Posted on Jan 27, 2010
President Obama has taken some heat for not moving more quickly to end discrimination against gays in uniform, as promised during the campaign. According to reports, Obama will use his State of the Union address to call for an end to “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
President Obama will call for a repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy during Wednesday night’s State of the Union address, White House officials said Wednesday afternoon.
The policy forbids openly gay and lesbian people from serving in the military, and requires their discharge should they tell fellow servicemembers about their sexuality.
Original: U.S. Navy / MCC Josh Thompson