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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Obama Responds To Heckler

"Hey, I'm dealing with Congress, here. It takes a little time."

Move faster on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", shouted a heckler has President Obama was speaking at a Barbara Boxer fundraising event.

In response, Obama told the heckler, "Hey, I'm dealing with Congress, here. It takes a little time".


Nebraskan senator Bob Nelson, a key figure in the process, plans to vote to ban the DADT policy.

"I don't believe that most Nebraskans want to continue a policy that not only encourages but requires people to be deceptive and to lie. The 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy does just that," said Nelson. "It also encourages suspicion and senior officers to look the other way. In a military which values honesty and integrity, this policy encourages deceit."

President Obama called for the policy's repeal last month in his State of the Union address. "This year I will work with Congress and our military to finally repeal the law that denies gay Americans the right to serve the country they love because of who they are, pledged Obama. "It's the right thing to do."

In a recent ABC News poll, it showed that 75% of Americans are in favor of gay people serving in the U.S. military.  Read the report here.

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