What Has Obama Done as ‘Fierce Advocate in Chief’ for Gays?


Last night, Rachel Maddow went after Obama and yesterday's Supreme Court decision upholding the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, refusing to hear a case brought by 12 former servicemembers (Pietrangelo v. Gates).

Said Maddow: "It's the first cast to feature the Obama administration arguing at the Supreme Court against a gay soldier in favor of DADT, telling the court the policy is 'rationally related to the government's legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion.' I wonder what his record would be like so far if he weren't such a 'fierce advocate' for gay rights?"

Maddow also interviewed Congressman Rush Holt on the topic.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...