I would love to here from those that voted for Obama based upon his promise of fixing the "don't ask, don't tell policy". Do you feel forgotten?
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to hear a legal challenge to the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, a decision that allows the Obama administration to continue its slow, back-burner response to liberal activists who want gays to serve openly in the military.
During last year’s campaign, President Obama indicated that he supported eventual repeal of the law, but he has taken no specific action since assuming office in January.
The White House has said it won’t stop the military from dismissing gays and lesbians who admit their sexuality.
Democrats who control Congress also are not in a hurry to end the policy, which was made law in 1993.
Easing the outright ban on gays in the military caused political trouble for President Bill Clinton and Democratic lawmakers that year; Obama and his congressional allies want to avoid an issue that would roil the public just as they are seeking support for health care and other programs.
Gay rights advocates initially believed the law, which they view as discriminatory and unconstitutional, would be repealed this year.
But little evidence of action from the Obama administration and Congress has frustrated advocates who accused Democratic leaders of selling out.
“Every moment that the administration and Congress delay repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ our nation is robbed of brave men and women who would risk their lives to keep our country safe,” said Joe Solmonese, president of Human Rights Campaign.
Without comment, the high court refused to review an appeal by former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was discharged from the Vermont National Guard in 2004.
Pietrangelo, who now lives in Ohio, called the court’s action “nothing short of rubber stamping legalized discrimination.”
In court papers, the government said a federal appeals court in Boston ruled correctly when it threw out Pietrangelo’s case because the policy is “rationally related to the government’s legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion.”
Sounds like Obama and crew have prioritized the issues and feel that some of you don't count.