Democrats reportedly looking at dropping DADT provision to get Defense bill passed

I’d heard the same thing that Kerry Eleveld reports in this article. Not that this is only “an” option, but rather that this is “the” option being considered – to just kiss the DADT repeal effort goodbye.

If HRC and Obama couldn’t even get one of their top three promises to our community (DADT, DOMA, ENDA) done with supermajorities in both houses of Congress, a president with a 70% approval rating, and a GOP opposition in utter ruin, then what good are they?

We do not have a friend in the White House, nor do we have an advocacy group in HRC. Neither has our community’s best interests at heart. And both are equally responsible for this utter debacle.

Someone asked me the other night if I thought I’d die unequal. It’s a good question. And at this point, with the leadership we have in the party and the community, the answer is sadly “yes.”


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