DEVELOPING: White House Holding DADT Repeal Strategy Meeting Today

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I guess fear of losing the LGBT vote in next week’s midterms and in 2012, is finally sinking in over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

White House officials tells The Advocate pro-repeal groups are scheduled to meet Tuesday with Obama’s people to discuss the path to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” during the lame duck session of Congress following the midterm election.

The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity reports:

“The White House is meeting with several interested parties to discuss the legislative repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ The meeting will concern the work that remains to be done to ensure Congressional action on this issue this year.”

Two U.S. Federal judges have ruled the ban is unconstitutional.

The official declined to name any participants of the meeting, but sources tell The Advocate that senior White House adviser and Obama apologist Valerie Jarrett and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina are expected to attend.

This is a developing story. More will be posted when it becomes available.

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4 Responses to DEVELOPING: White House Holding DADT Repeal Strategy Meeting Today

  1. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network will be there. Which is good. More than any other advocacy group, SLDN has worked tireless on repealing the ban.

    I hope Joe Solmonese and the HRC isn’t there.

    The HRC saw their annual donations decrease by a record $7 million this year. The HRC will only try to hijack the meeting to show members how engaged they are in the repeal effort.

    Can’t wait to see the attendance list.

  2. MichaelTAtheist says:

    This is such CRAP! All O’bushit neds to do is sign a Presidential Proclamation, if he really wanted to end DADT. O’bushit…. what a disappointment!

  3. Walk on Socks says:

    I think the political realities of losing the Congress to the Republicans is taking hold and now Obama and his team is trying to do damage control.

    Repeal via the legislative process, by Fiat or through the courts matter little to me. Just get DADT repealed and lets move on.

    The sad thing is, even if the ban is repealed during the lame duck session, gay Americans won’t trust this guy again. Too much ill will has taken hold.

  4. retahyajyajav says:

    The repeal of DADT should’ve happened in Obama’s first 100 days in office when his party controlled both the House and senate.

    Now, his political capital is spent and the GOP will take over the House next week. So if you’ve had it up to here with Obama his first two years, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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