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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Liberal Gay Blogger Aravosis Thinks Appointing Gay Labor Secretary Good Way to Shut the Gays Up about Repealing DADT


Appointing Maxwell is also a smart way for the Obama administration to circumvent rumblings in the gay community to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in the opening months of Obama's first term, a move some think might prove a bit too aggressive for a new administration that's supposed to be focusing on the economy. A gay Labor Secretary is not the equivalent of solving the gays in the military problem, but it is one hell of a step forward for civil rights and "change," and it's one hell of a comeback to anyone who tries to claim that Obama isn't coming through on his support for the entire civil rights community.

I don't expect Obama to put repealing DADT first on the list, but I do expect progress in this front, otherwise he will have lied to the gay community.