What may appear to be inaction on the surface masks a whirl of activity geared toward change. Consider that the administration has been working to get the hate crimes bill passed. Extending domestic partner benefits to federal employees is under consideration. By the administration’s count, there are 60 openly gay men and women working for the president, nine of whom have been confirmed by the senate. And a senior administration told me that an openly gay ambassador will be named shortly. And “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”? It will take a little longer to "bring the military along," the administration official said. But, he added, Obama "has been very clear with the Pentagon that he wants [the policy] ended."
Friday, June 5, 2009
a friend in the white house?
the washington post's jonathan capeheart says the gays are fed up and think it's their turn for a speech from obama. capeheart also says much of the gay community's frustration with the obama administration is undeserved:
posted at 12:15 AM