I figure there are a lot of individual threads out there regarding LGBT rights whether it be legalization of gay marriage, DADT, LGBT Pride month, etc that we might as well just make one big thread dedicated to all things LGBT rights related. Maybe this is redundant, but I suppose it prevents other threads from getting off topic a bit and allows for a wide variety of discussion on this topic.
Anyway, to start it off...The Advocate is apparently reporting that LGBT activists might be getting in the way of the repeal of DADT.
| Are gay rights activists standing in the way of ďdonít ask, donít tellĒ being repealed?|
Not according to the Human Rights Campaign, which issued the following statement to The Advocate about The Daily Beastís report that gay rights leaders have made a deal with senators and members of the House to not push for an end to "donít ask, donít tell" until sometime next year.
"This story is not only an outright lie, it is recklessly irresponsible. HRC never made such a deal and continues to work with congress and the administration on a full range of equality issues including a swift end to the military's shameful ban on gay service members."
According to Bellini, gay rights organizations want Washington to focus on the hate-crimes bill and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.
The HRC is denying these claims, although, I don't really see the negative aspects of this idea. I mean, yea it's sort of crappy to make a deal like that, but it is politics and if they can make deals to potentially get us further ahead in the game, that's great. At this point I'll take just about anything and a employment non-discrimination act would be fantastic as I could finally bring pictures of my girlfriend into work without worry...