During his 2008 campaign for the presidency, Obama vowed to end the rule discriminating against gays and he renewed that pledge in a speech last year.
"We were told by the Pentagon that they expected the president to say something in the State of the Union on it," said Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, referring to the speech Obama will deliver on Wednesday evening to a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
But Levin added: "I have no idea" what Obama will say.
President Barack Obama is expected to talk about the "Don't ask, don't tell" rule that bars openly gay Americans from serving in the military during his State of the Union address this week.
I'm already tiring of Barack Obama's broken promises with regards to the ridiculous "Don't ask don't tell" policy which is clearly a case of sexual discrimination against the LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Queer) community. Full stop! This entire gay army charade needs clarification in the State of the Union address.
I respect and admire Barack for so many reasons (one being that he is black), but I'm afraid Obama doesn't like the gays too much unless he's canvassing for our votes which he received in abundance.
The vast majority of blacks just don't like us gays and that's a fact. If you even dare and try to compare our equal rights battle with "their" own fight for equal rights, it's for certain that sparks will fly!
Once again, the vast majority of blacks think we "choose" this "lifestyle" but they did not "choose" to be black. Oh what a load of rubbish. We're all the same people fighting for equal rights. Except for the reality that the black community is extremely homophobic. FACT!
Us gays love black people, but the black people seem to have no love for us gays. FACT!
The gays are starting to turn on Barack Obama and that's the last thing the president needs right now. Obama promised so much during his campaign for the top job but has yet to deliver a single positive change.
(WTF? You can be a gay or lesbian officer killed in battle for your country, but you can't live an honest discrimination free open life while doing it?
"Don't ask, don't tell" is a huge embarrassment for America.
This State of the Union is a great opportunity for Barack to right this horrible wrong and at the same time reach out to the black community and show them that there's nothing to fear but fear itself.
And TELL THEM, that we ARE born gay!
Just like they are born black!
We're all watching and listening.