WTF? Gay Military Groups OutServe and Knights Out Will Support Removal Of DADT Repeal From Defense Authorization Act

Simply incredible and moronic.

Politico is reporting that today that  two gay military groups will announce today that they’d support breaking off DADT repeal if doing so would help the defense authorization act pass – but they’ll keep pushing for repeal in the lame-duck Congress, Morning Defense has learned.

The statement from the groups OutServe and Knights Out is just one prong in a complex offensive planned for lawmakers’ return to Washington this week, organizers said.

“On behalf of the more than 1,000 active duty gay and lesbian service members and 500 gay and lesbian veterans we represent, we respectfully urge Congress to pass the FY 2011 National Defense Authorization Act to fund the aircraft, weapons, combat vehicles, ammunition and promised pay-raises for all troops, whether or not the repeal of don’t ask, don’t tell is included,” the statement will say. “To be clear, we will continue to fight for our integrity as gay and lesbian service members and we hope that legislative action in Congress can be taken in 2010 to lift the ban.”

Simply mind boggling and extremely stupid. 

NOW is not the time to game change and go into a “complex offensive” with a very short lame duck session.  And if the DADT Repeal language iwere removed are they really niave enough to trust or expect Congress to have the time and votes to pass it as a stand alone?

This is just further proof that ANYONE can run a gay rights group, and do it badly at that.


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