Friday, December 26, 2008

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Care

Try not to be too shocked but the word is that the newly enlarged Democratic majority in Congress is still too scared to try to repeal the bigoted and onerous "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for the US military.

According to an article in Roll Call:
"But key Democrats — even openly gay lawmakers — are quietly conceding to letting another two years go by before trying to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the controversial 1993 law banning openly gay people from serving in the military. Most fear that moving too quickly on such a divisive issue could backfire, and most would rather tread lightly, at least in the early months of President-elect Barack Obama’s administration."
It's disappointing to learn that fighting for civil rights is something Democrats only do when it takes no effort and poses no risk of an anti-rights backlash.

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