But he isn’t holding his breath waiting for that to happen.
On a trip to Australia for a series of defense and diplomatic confabs, Gates said: “I would like to see the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” but I’m not sure what the prospects for that are.”
He, however, did not sound optimistic that the current Congress would use a brief postelection session to get rid of the law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Gates realizes that if the current Congress, with a liberal majority, doesn’t make the move, the new, more-conservative, one won’t eliminate the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban.
“Obama sold out the gay community, just like he sold out so many other Americans who once believed in him,” Sasha Morgan, a lesbian activist, told Capitol Hill Blue.