Under pressure from gay boycott of DNC, suddenly there’s possible movement on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

It’s not major movement, by any means. But it does show that pressure works. It’s not a coincidence that Barney Frank is making noise on DADT right after we launch our boycott of the DNC. And this really isn’t much more than smoke and mirrors (in that the “news” about DADT, that the repeal effort might happen next spring, was already widely known). The problem is “might” isn’t good enough. And Barney Frank as the messenger isn’t good enough. A senior White House official needs to go public, by name, and tell the world that the White House is going to push for the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell next spring. And then the White House has to actually come up with a strategy to win repeal. More on the AMERICAblog gay.


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