change … yet more of it

WSJ: President Barack Obama named Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton, an Army veteran who campaigned to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy on Tuesday, putting the first openly gay or lesbian person onto the board that advises him on West Point.

Ms. Fulton, 52 years old, is the executive director and co-founder of Knights Out, an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered West Point graduates and allies….

Ms. Fulton says she became politically active for the first time in years after Mr. Obama took office, as she campaigned for an end to the military policy that has banned openly gay and lesbian people from serving in the military. She said in an interview Tuesday that she hopes her appointment will send a message to young people who are considering military service.

“I would hope it would symbolize to all people gay and straight that anti-gay bias in the military is a thing of the past. I would hope it would tell them that if you’re willing to serve your country and you’re qualified, other factors don’t matter,” she said. “I see my role as in some sense helping West point send that message – that we respect all people equally. That’s part of our values, that’s part of our code.”

….She said she foresees no problem implementing the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” at West Point, where she said she has many informal allies. “I believe they are proceeding in good faith to implement repeal, and I foresee very few if any problems with repeal in West Point.”

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11 Responses to “change … yet more of it”

  1. 1 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 11:04 am

    a matter of time before Dan Choi calls the President an homophobe 🙄

    • 2 majii
      July 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Who? Choi has made a straight fool of himself with his antics, so when I see a reference to him somewhere, I respond with, “Who?” because that’s just how I feel about him: he is a non-essential entity, a rw tool, and a self-aggrandizing mouthpiece. Nothing he’s said about PBO has been true.

  2. 3 nintendowii10
    July 6, 2011 at 11:05 am

    and cue Rachel Maddow to once again bash the President for not doing enough for lesbians and gays 🙄

  3. 8 Blue
    July 6, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Yeah, let them vote in a Republican President and see what will happen to all those positive changes! There really isn’t any moderate Republican, because once they are in office, the crazies takes cover by force, and everything will be history.

  4. 11 utaustinliberal
    July 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Heard about this on twitter last night. Great job Mr. President. Everyday he fights so that all citizens from all walks of life live in a better America and a better world.

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