...A group called GetEQUAL, which appears to have organized today's action, posted a statement calling on President Obama to repeal the policy immediately through action connected to the upcoming Defense Authorization Bill.
"President Obama knows that the DAB provides a way to repeal DADT immediately," Get Equal says. "And he knows that repealing the policy quickly and decisively is the right thing to do for LGBT servicemembers and for all of the armed forces. But recent reports suggest that the Administration is trying to delay any law change until December or even later."...
And gay US Marine Corps Corporal Evelyn Thomas (also chained) said:
..."We're tired of people just giving us lip action," Thomas says in a video posted to the GetEQUAL Web site. She vows to hold the president responsible until the policy is repealed.
"Just put your money where your mouth is," she says in the video to Mr. Obama...
Lip action? (eyebrow raised)...
Okay, let's say that we repeal DADT.
Then, won't that mean that the Presidential order to PROTECT GAYS, LESBIANS, TRANSGENDERS, WHATEVER FLAVOR OF THE WEEK YOU ARE, from prosecution under the UCMJ is rescinded ?!
They should be advocating for repealing the (congressional) law under the UCMJ (which forbids a whole lot of stuff) rather than the protection from Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama?
Or is this just posturing for the media (which got kicked out - unprecedentedly)...?
We've discussed this about 20 or 30 times here over the last seven years. More than half the authors here are against the repeal of the law and DADT. More here and here and here from Jimbo back in 2005:
"If I am lying by the road bleeding, I don't care if the medic coming to save me is gay. I just hope he is one of those buff gay guys who are always in the gym so he can throw me over his shoulder and get me out of there."