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23 Straight Enlisted and Against DADT

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A straight 23-year-old who will begin his four years of active duty service in the U.S. Air Force in May posted a message to the website AmericaBlog.com to express his embarrassment abouu "don't ask, don't tell."

The letter calls on gay groups to band together and force the president's hand to repeal the policy.

Read an excerpt from his comment below and the comment in its entirety here.

"You guys are supposed to be the biggest and most powerful groups supporting the rights of gays and lesbians, and it seems to me that you haven't done much to really try to change it. I know that Congress will have to pass DADT repeal since that has been codified into law, and I know that Congressional Democrats in both houses will not move on the issue unless they know that the president wants them to move aggressively. And I know that the president doesn't want to upset the Pentagon, which is admirable, but I also know that every single person in the Pentagon has 'President of the United States - The Honorable Barack Obama' at the very tip-top of their chain of command. So it seems to me that President Obama is the most important in the entire nation when it comes to setting policy for the military, and that includes the repeal or continuation of DADT. And unless he receives pressure from advocacy groups, he ain't gonna stick his neck out for you guys."

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