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May 28th, 2009
12:27 PM ET

Gay soldier appeals to Obama

Some of the demonstrators President Obama heard while in Los Angeles yesterday were demanding he make good on a campaign promise to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy. You met the gay soldier who's leading the movement for change on "American Morning," and as CNN's Ted Rowlands tells us, he was there trying to get some face-time with the president.

Filed under: Gay Rights • Military
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  1. RJ

    Gay Rights....hummmmm.....what about heteorsexuals right not to agree with gay activity? Why such a stink over Gay rights and not rights of the majority in this country! What about keeping your gayness to yourself like it has always been? Why do we have to endure the rights of gays when throughout history being gay was a big no-no! Whatever happened to dont ask dont tell and I`m not talking about the military!

    May 29, 2009 at 8:02 am |
  2. Purple Spider

    Prop 8 in California is a joke! The California "do-nothing" politicians need to "shut down" the ongoing protesting of 'same sex marriage"
    by either finalizing yes or no. Gays are out of control, because this issue is not finished. Gays in the service should be allowed to fight for their country, and if under the Obama administration, the "don't ask, don't tell" needs to be reinforced, the Obama needs to take care of this. Why did he come to California, other than speak of more change – what change? He is already unpopular in Las Vegas!

    May 29, 2009 at 7:24 am |
  3. robert magee

    I still resent the hijacking of the term "gay" by the homosexual "community." "Gay" was a term that gave a good description of one's state of happiness – I see NO gay people in the media (or on the streets) that can described as being in a state of happiness. They are all, at best, strident whiners.

    I do agree that these people deserve to have a legal union with their partners, and should be afforded all the protections and legal rights of heterosexual marriages. However, marriage has been in existence for many thousands of years, and has been the basis for every culture's promulgation of the human species. To have homosexuals call their unions "marriage" is a travesty.

    May 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm |
  4. Dave

    If you want to fight for you country so be it. many humans do not have the courage to die for their country

    May 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm |
  5. Dave

    If you want to fight for you country so be it. many humans do not have the courage to die do their country

    May 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm |