Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Urge The White House to Stand Firm on LGBT Equality

The airways and the Internet are saturated, literally dripping with analyses and discussions of President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office. When Obama was sworn in, the White House announced an eight-point civil rights agenda for LGBT Americans.

In assessing Obama’s progress in fulfilling this agenda, it bears remembering that each of the goals listed require action from Congress. None of these can be addressed by a presidential order. But we’ve already been disappointed to see foot-dragging on the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” not just in Congress but at the White House as well.

Please urge the White House and President Obama to stand firm in his support for LGBT rights and in passing them as soon as possible.

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Crossposted via Box Turtle Bulletin.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am disappointed in his performance on these issues. But it was you who told me that we have to wait for his "2nd term" (if he gets one) because Obama supporting gay rights and the repeal of DOMA is too risky for his 1st term.
That shows me that it doesn't really matter to him.

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