Thursday, October 28, 2010

Obama: Gay Agenda for Lame-Duck Congress

To a homosexualist audience this week, President Obama indicated that his ever-shifting position on same-sex "marriage" is evolving, and promised that he has a secret plan for Congress, immediately after the election (before the Dems lose control in January) to force homosexuality onto the military.

-- From "Obama says he's evolving on gay marriage" by Josh Gerstein, Politico 10/27/10

President Barack Obama told a group of liberal bloggers Wednesday . . .

"I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage. But I also think you’re right that attitudes evolve, including mine," Obama said in response to a question from Joe Subday of Americablog.

"I think that it is an issue that I wrestle with and think about because I have a whole host of friends who are in gay partnerships. I have staff members who are in committed, monogamous relationships, who are raising children, who are wonderful parents. And I care about them deeply," Obama continued. "And so while I’m not prepared to reverse myself here, sitting in the Roosevelt Room at 3:30 in the afternoon, I think it’s fair to say that it’s something that I think a lot about. That’s probably the best you’ll do out of me today."

Later, Obama seemed to suggest that legalization of gay marriage is inevitable. "The one thing I will say today is I think it’s pretty clear where the trendlines are going," he added.

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From "Obama tells bloggers he has a lame-duck strategy to end DADT" By Sam Youngman, The Hill 10/28/10

Meeting with the group of bloggers in the Roosevelt Room, the president said he has been very "deliberate" in working to end the [Don't Ask, Don't Tell] policy as part of a strategy he embarked upon when he took office.

Obama said his "hope is that will culminate in getting this thing overturned before the end of the year."

The president compared the push for gay rights to African-Americans' fight for civil rights, saying he understands that "things don't automatically get better unless people push to try to get things better."

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From "White House: Obama Will Push Lame-Duck Congress to Legalize Homosexuality in U.S. Armed Forces" by Fred Lucas, 10/19/10

In the lame duck session of Congress, which follows the Nov. 2 elections to when the new Congress is sworn in on Jan. 3, 2011, President Barack Obama will push the Senate to pass a bill that includes an amendment to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and allow homosexuality in the U.S. armed forces, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

The House passed a Defense bill in May that includes an amendment that would repeal most elements of 10 U.S.C. 654 and thereby allow the Defense Department to eliminate the DADT policy. That bill must be passed by the Senate, however, and then signed by the president to become law.

In the lame duck session, members of Congress voted out of office in November can still vote on controversial bills without being accountable to the voters again.

The Pentagon is set to complete a study in December on the issue with suggestions on how to implement the policy without causing disruptions.

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From "Republicans Pledge to Oppose Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal" by Matt Cover, 10/21/10

The Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate have said they will continue to oppose any attempt to repeal the legislative ban on homosexuals serving in the military.

Spokesmen for both Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that their caucuses would continue to oppose efforts by the Obama administration and its Democratic allies to repeal the ban in the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress.

Senate Republicans united in September to defeat an attempt by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to repeal the ban by attaching an amendment to that effect to the 2011 Defense Authorization bill.

. . . there would be little time for another drawn out legislative fight during the relatively short lame-duck session.

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Click headlines below for previous articles:

Obama 'Blinks' on Homosexuals in Military

White House Reluctantly Supports Marriage

Homosexualists Intend to Control Both GOP & Dems