Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SOTU: Obama to Call for Repeal of DADT

CNN reports that Obama will use the State of the Union speech (C-Span) to ask Congress to repeal the odious Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. It's high time. If true, one can only hope that President Obama will follow up his belated words with a little actual action. He could put an immediate stop to the policy with an executive order.

Or he could make a pretty speech and leave everything else to Congress.

John Aravosis has more.

Update: Don't blink, you'll miss it:

My Administration has a Civil Rights Division that is once again prosecuting civil rights violations and employment discrimination. We finally strengthened our laws to protect against crimes driven by hate. This year, I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are. We are going to crack down on violations of equal pay laws - so that women get equal pay for an equal day's work. And we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system - to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nations.