Obama heckled by 'don't ask don't tell' opponents
Protesters questioned Obama's stance on the policy at a Los Angeles fundraiser
April 20, 2010 5:15PM (UTC)
Opponents of the 'don't ask don't tell' policy on gays in the military interrupted President Barack Obama with heckling at a Los Angeles fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer.
The protesters shouted to ask Obama what he is going to do about the policy, which prohibits gays from serving openly in the military. The shouts grew so insistent that Obama responded.
The president said that he supports overturning "don't ask don't tell" and suggested the protesters should be yelling at the people who don't.
Obama has called on Congress to lift the ban, and military officials are examining how to do that.
Obama also told the crowd that Boxer opposed "don't ask don't tell" in the first place.
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