WASHINGTON (CNN ) – President Obama will speak at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner in Washington this weekend, the White House said Monday.
The president, who has faced complaints from liberals over his administration's failure thus far to end the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that prohibits openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military, will be the second president to address the nation's largest gay rights group - Bill Clinton was the first, in 1997. Obama's comments will come the day before a major rally in Washington by critics of that policy.
Also appearing at the dinner: Lady Gaga, the cast of Glee, and Broadway star Gavin Creel.
and the apology tour continues
This President has done nothing to advance equality for GLBT people. He has not fulfilled ANY of the promises he made to us while he was campaigning. Sorry HRC, but until there are some RESULTS from all the money, time and effort we spent electing this guy – there should be no further support. The GayTM is closed.
Good news! Gay Americans are not going away – we will continue to fight for our rights.
There is no stopping equality.
And we have made SIGNIFICANT progress in the last 10 years much to the frustration of angry, ignorant GOP homophobes!
well well well...... whoever is barking out loud today on Afghanistan and the policy, they better understand 2 things first:
1) how much time are you giving the "new" guy to correct an 8 year old shet (but not yet complete for another 3 years) i.e. IRAQ and fix the neglected but epicenter of the karma (Afghanistan)
2) the relevant and considerable successes, our folks are having in Pakistan and the region AFTER a long while
More forces might be good (esp. for the war mongerers in the GOP and pro-war / pro-armed conflict minds) but we should ALSO look for alternative plans which could address the issues albeit in a little longer time period but who cares – right? Is any arsehole SURE here that suppressing terrorists through force is the END of it all??????
Obama isn't for openly gay anything. He's a true conservative,but favors liberal policy to be more popular.He's really stalling the "Don't Ask ,Don't Tell" because he doesn't want any involvement in this crap. Why don't people just be a little bit more discreet, it's not hard.
This rally is an attempt by the old guard gays based in California
to control the national gay agenda after a series of major political
and legal defeats in that state. They know Obama has other, more
important, goals to achieve first before tackling the thorny Don't Ask,
Don't Tell quagmire.
BOOOOO, more promises and empty words? Really people, I hope you invited him for the photo op, not for the hard work and dedication he has FAILED to bring us all!
President Obama is without a doubt the Greatest President America has ever had behind him is Lyndon Johnson behind him is Jimmy Carter behind him is Bill Clinton behind him is Harry Truman behind him Abraham Lincoln. The worst President ever was George Bush Jr behind him Ronald Reagan behind him all the rest.