Obama Administration Wins One for Equality
by Trey Rentz, Sat Dec 18, 2010 at 04:11:31 PM EST
Time to party. Let's face it guys, Obama and this congress have worked as hard as beavers.
Now, it's important that you know I'm a straight guy. And I've gotten into fights about equality with Chris Bowers, and everyone else who wants to just blindly barrel in and try to win something for their side - LGBT issues are always passionate.
And so, honestly, I know there are a few of you out there who were rubbed the wrong way about my posts back in 2004 and later, 2009 - that say press the brake on this, press the gas on that. And of course, my support for Obama has never wavered.
This is why. Let's be honest. The only guy who was stopping this legislation was John McCain. And he always said he'd support it after the Pentagon said it would be a good idea. So the Pentagon finally weighed in a week or so ago, and said that everyone is cool with accepting people in an equal fashion - if you're gay, and willing to lay down your life for this country. It's cool.
So what was McCain doing until now? Waiting for the other shapes to weigh in?
If you think that equality for everyone is a good idea, and you're willing to accept that the right way to really get things done is to be kind of smart about it. You're probably pretty happy today. Way to go, everyone!
My thinking here is Obama will sign the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. What do you think?
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