In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama pledged to work with Congress and the military to repeal "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" this year.
Thousands of activists joined People For the American Way in urging the President to include the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" in the defense budget proposal he sends to Congress early next month.
While it’s not yet clear what the vehicle is going to be for repeal, the President’s strong statement last night is an indication that he’s getting the message. Now, it’s up to the Obama administration to deliver on last night’s pledge and it’s up to all of us to make sure that it does.
We can’t slack up in our fight to make sure that the administration and Congress advance pro-equality reforms this year. Anti-LGBT discrimination in the military, the workplace and, yes, in the institution of civil marriage must be addressed by this president and this Congress without delay.
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