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Gay Rights Meeting

By: Skylar Zwick
By: Skylar Zwick

Should the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy be kept in effect? Read what a member of President Obama's administration had to say and post your comments below.

 

The highest-ranking openly gay official in President Obama's administration says “the climate for passing gay civil rights laws has never been better,” according to the Associated Press.
 
John Berry, however, reportedly, warned a group of gay-rights advocates Friday that if the opportunity is missed, it could be as long as a decade before another chance comes around. Berry is the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
 
His speech before Out & Equal Workplace Advocates conference in Orlando comes a day before Obama is set to address the nation's largest gay rights group.
 
Obama is said to be taking a cautious approach to following through with campaign promises to end a ban on gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military and pushing tough nondiscrimination policies.
 
This information was published by the Associated Press today and it raises some interesting questions. What do you think? Should rights be equalized? Should the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy be kept in effect? What about the questions of marriage and adoption?
 
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