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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

FWIW, The SOTU will be a positive thing for the LGBT community

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2012/01/airforce-first-lady-guest-012412w/

Gay AF colonel invited to Obama address tonight

By Markeshia Ricks - Staff writer
Posted : Tuesday Jan 24, 2012 15:30:50 EST

When don’t ask, don’t tell was repealed on Sept. 20, Col. Ginger Wallace thought it would mean she’d finally get to recognize the silent sacrifice of her partner in front of her colleagues and military friends.

The intelligence officer never dreamed it would get her an invitation to sit with first lady Michelle Obama at President Obama’s State-of-the-Union address at the Capitol.

But that’s where she’ll be tonight. And her partner of more than a decade, Kathy Knopf, will be watching from the White House.

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Reply FWIW, The SOTU will be a positive thing for the LGBT community (Original post)
w8liftinglady Jan 2012 OP
Pab Sungenis Jan 2012 #1
MNBrewer Jan 2012 #2

Response to w8liftinglady (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:59 PM

1. Don't count on it.

 

When we're used as a prop like this (as we were with that stupid Easter Egg hunt) it's an excuse to claim a victory and ignore us again for a while.

Deeds, not eyewash, please.

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Response to Pab Sungenis (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. You have a point, and

the people fighting against us are like children building sandcastles on the shore trying to hold back the tide. Sometimes amusing, but ultimately futile. We'll win.

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