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  1. coolbear says

    Awesome. It’s wonderful to move into the 21st-century; I hope more and more of the country joins us here.

  2. Rick says

    This sudden outbreak of supportive video messages from Obama’s Cabinet members is nice, as is his recent endorsement of same-sex marriage…….but it is rather painfully obvious that it is all just a form of political pandering motivated by the need to turn out the base in November.

    I doubt we would or will ever see anything like it in non-election years.

  3. James E. Pietrangelo, II says

    Too bad the Obama administration is still enforcing DADT through the backdoor. They’ve never apologized for DADT. They’ve done nothing to reinstate or compensate the more than 14,000 innocent Gay servicemembers discharged under DADT, including the hundreds the Obama administration discharged. The Obama administration continues to forcibly recoup money from dischargees for “debts” created entirely by the administration’s discharge of the Gay servicemembers. The administration refuses to implement a policy of non-discrimination with respect to Gays in the military, and harassment and discrimination against Gays in the military thus continues. Instead of syncophantic “wow’s”, people should be criticizing the administration.

  4. anon says

    They need to do more to make the repeal irreversible in case Romney is elected and decides to make it an issue early in the administration. Studies of combat readiness and effectiveness can be conducted between now and election day. Also, the appointment of generals, admirals, etc. who are in favor of repeal would help solidify the gains made.

  5. Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com says

    BRAVO, MR. SECRETARY…..NOW, achieving much of that equality for gay service members you speak of is as easy as a stroke of your pen. Please SIGN an order mandating [in addition to those other corrections DADT victim Jim Pietrangelo identified above] inclusion of gay troops under the Military Equal Opportunity Program, and extension of all benefits for military couples not banned because of DOMA! AND please also mandate that all DOD departments give LGBT civilian employees the option of having Pride Month events.

  6. Michael@LeonardMatlovich.com says

    BRAVO, MR. SECRETARY…..NOW, achieving much of that equality for gay service members you speak of is as easy as a stroke of your pen. Please SIGN an order mandating [in addition to those other corrections DADT victim Jim Pietrangelo identified above] inclusion of gay troops under the Military Equal Opportunity Program, and extension of all benefits for military couples not banned because of DOMA! AND please also mandate that all DOD departments give LGBT civilian employees the option of having Pride Month events.

  7. Mundus says

    At the risk of being partisan can anyone considering voting Republican in the forthcoming Presidential election envisage a message of that kind under a Republican administration?

    Yes, there are plenty of other considerations but the Democrats have overwhelmingly been supportive of LGBT rights unlike their opponents which have been, on balance, hostile.