Obama says: "I will end 'don't ask-don't tell,'"

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    WASHINGTON (Oct. 10) -- President Barack Obama pledged to end the ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military in a speech Saturday, but acknowledged to a cheering crowd that the policy changes he promised on the campaign trail are not coming as quickly as they expected.
    "I will end 'don't ask-don't tell,'" Obama said to a standing ovation from the crowd of about 3,000 at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay civil rights advocacy group. Obama reaffirmed his commitment to end the ban, but did not give a timetable or the specifics that some activists have called for.

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    He will end up doing so. Probably around election time to appease them. However, I highly doubt he'll ever fight for Gay Marriage considering the cost it might have for him politically or fight for the abolishment of marriage in terms of the legal system. When I say the second one, I mean replacing marriage with civil unions and all unions being equal under the law. May it be between a man and woman or two men or two women.
     
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    i think the "don't ask, don't tell" was stupid anyway
    its about time it ends
    but, there becomes an issue of how do you barracks people in that case?
    some people are still homophobic and that wont change
     
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    It's a sad, sad, day when we have to depend on openly flaming queers to defend our nation.

    America has sunk to a new low. :evil:
     
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    Oh. Well, then he will finally have done something since getting in office.

    **rolls eyes**
     
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    THAT EXPLAINS IT !!!

    It's a PIECE Prize ----It all makes sense to me now.
     
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    If they can fight for this country bravely, then they deserve our respect. I don't see you picking up a gun and going over to fight there Sunni.
     
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    Here's the thing.. If you join, you're there to serve. If you're there because you really want to be, then it doesn't matter if you're gay. If it doesn't matter if you're gay, why the need to tell?

    And...why the hell is this worthy of Obama's time when there's more important shit that needs taking care of?
     
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    Yeah because a gay person with an M-16 pointed at you isn't nearly as dangerous as a straight person holding an M-16.
     
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    Oh gheeze. This explains so much. I should have seen it sooner. Sunni is an AOL user.
     

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