Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Obama Will Not Take Executive Action to End DADT

The White House has said that Obama will not take Executive Action to end DADT:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it won't stop gays and lesbians from being dismissed from the military while the Obama administration works to repeal a decade-old policy banning openly gay people from serving in uniform.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that President Barack Obama does not plan to intervene in current cases against men and women who announce their homosexuality.

Gibbs says the president wants to do away with the "don't ask, don't tell" policy through legislation.

Gibbs says the policy does not serve the national interest and that Obama is working with lawmakers for what Gibbs calls a "durable legislative solution." He says a repeal of the policy requires "more than the snapping of one's fingers."

Critics of the policy have called on Obama to stop the dismissals now.

To Be honest, I agree with Obama. While I would love to see it stop now, I think that it will have to come from the Legislature. It will have more legitimacy and be more permeant if it comes from Congress. Hopefully, we will get to moving on DADT soon!