Obama to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell'
Addressing gay advocacy groups at a fundraising dinner last night, President Obama says it is time to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gays in the military.
Saying he understood their impatience with his slowness, Obama insisted that he has an "unwavering commitment" to the gay advocacy groups who supported his campaign.
WASHINGTON -- President Obama -- confronting gay critics who expected his administration to have done more by now on gay rights issues -- said Saturday night he understands their impatience with him and vowed to deliver on his pledges, including ending the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
"My commitment to you is unwavering," Obama told the Human Rights Campaign's annual national dinner, probably buying himself more time with a 24-minute campaign-style stemwinder punctuated with several standing ovations.
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