While Defense Secretary Gates Urges Repeal of DADT Obama Appoints New Marine Commandant Who’s Against It.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is URGING Congress to act before year’s end to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the military. It’s a position  (SUPPOSEDLY) shared by his boss, the president also.  Then WHY has Obama appointed Gen. James Amos (pictured left) as the NEW Marine Commandant who is AGAINST the Repeal of DADT?

Amos told reporters in San Diego that he was concerned about a possible loss of unit cohesion and combat readiness if the ban is overturned.  “With U.S. troops — including 20,000 Marines — locked in a “tough fight” in Afghanistan, now is not the time to lift the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on homosexuals serving openly in the military”.  : “Combat, Amos said, is an “intimate” experience without parallel in civilian life. “We’re talking about our young men — laying out, sleeping alongside of one another and sharing death, fear and loss of brothers,” he said.

Obama is either an idiot, inept, or just an out and out two-faced liar when it comes down to his support of LGBT rights and his position on the DADT repeal.  I mean REALLY what kind of President chooses someone for a position who disagrees with him?

This is nothing more than further proof that our civil rights just aren’t that important over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  If they ever were to begin with.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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