The Advocate reports that President Obama stopped by today’s White House strategy meeting held with advocates for the repeal of DADT.
“The President stopped by to directly convey to the participants his personal commitment on this issue,” said a White House official, speaking on the condition of anonymity. The official declined to give any further details on the duration of the president’s stay or the content of the meeting, but an email earlier in the day indicated participants would be focused soley on strategizing about passing legislation during the lame duck session.
As noted in the update to an earlier JMG post about the meeting, White House LGBT liaison Brian Bond had warned participants that they were not to bring up pending DADT-related court cases, otherwise the meeting would be ended – a caution that was later explained as legally necessary with both White House counsel and case litigants in the same room.
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