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White House threatens gay orgs before key DADT meeting

October 26, 2010


Brian Bond (Whitehouse.gov)

[White House gay liaison Brian] Bond writes [in his email to the groups]:

“Obviously this meeting has gotten out. We are expecting the content of the conversation today to be off the record and to help us figure out how to move forward with the lame duck session.

Also as previously mentioned, there can be no discussion of current court cases or legal strategy or Counsel’s Office will end the meeting. The focus is repeal and the lame duck session. This is also a non-partisan meeting where we want everyone’s help.”

The article goes on to say that a member of The Advocate had obtained a copy of the memo sent to several key LGBT leaders.  Understandably, the administration doesn’t want to discuss pending court cases in which they’re a party, however, the Administration put themselves in the ackward position of lobbying for LGBT Advocacy groups assistance while at the same time they’re defending and appealing a case which they didn’t have to be involved. 

 Mr. Obama, you can’t have your cake and eat it too!

via AMERICAblog Gay: White House threatens gay orgs before key DADT meeting – don’t mention DADT ct cases or meeting is over.