January 27th, 2010
10:41 PM ET
5 years ago

Avlon: 'Don't ask, Don't Tell'

(CNN) - There it is. A call to end "don't ask, don't tell," framed in the promise enshrined in the Constitution, a new milestone of civil rights. It's not the end of this debate - not by a long shot - but our country has evolved a lot on this issue since Bill Clinton first raised it in 1993.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Annie, Atlanta

    John McCain has already put out a written statement saying that he is opposed to doing away with Don't Ask Don't Tell. I think it's time to get the guys out of congress who are opposed to every American being created equal. They no longer serve a purpose.

    January 27, 2010 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  2. Centrist

    Upholding civil rights is an American principle, and the time has come to end the misguided policy of DADT. All Americans should be given the opportunity to continue serving our country with honor.

    January 27, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  3. Obama does not like gays......

    he refuses to support gay marriage....so anything he says on the issue rings false.....

    January 27, 2010 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  4. Yousaf Chaman

    Its time to give all human being equal treatment.... after all God made them just the way they are...... not Republican's or Democrats or Libertarians etc.

    January 27, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  5. Preston kk

    Pkm if i took a shower with 20 army guys i do not want a gay looking at me and make a move on me

    January 28, 2010 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  6. Michael

    here! here! Way to go Mr. President!

    January 28, 2010 01:44 am at 1:44 am |
  7. Donkey Party

    A smart and bold move. Plus, it makes the military much more "fierce".

    January 28, 2010 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  8. Dodd Democrat...

    It was interesting to see how NONE of the military officers in attendance agreed with President Obama.

    January 28, 2010 01:59 am at 1:59 am |