Actor Alan Cumming is livid over
President Obama's slow-go on repealing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,”
the 1993 law that bans open gay service.
The president has said that the law
will be repealed during his administration, but last week he appealed
a court's ruling declaring the law unconstitutional. Obama says he
would like to see the law repealed legislatively.
a post at his blog titled Hello!, the 45-year-old Cumming,
who is openly bisexual, blasts the president for his lukewarm support
on gay rights.
“We keep hearing that Obama is an
ally, that DADT will end under his watch, but what do we actually
get? Diddly squat thus far on a federal level and in addition to
that some very offensive statements that would have made the
Republicans look bad,” Cumming writes.
The Scottish-born actor became a U.S.
citizen in order to vote for the nation's 44th president,
but now appears to be suffering from buyer's remorse.
“When America is full of hatred of
all kinds, but especially hatred towards young gay people, what
message is the president sending when he repeatedly goes out of his
way to spread the message that the gay population is not worthy of
the respect that everyone else is?!”
“How can we counsel our children not
to bully their gay classmates or pry and mock their gay friends, when
they see their president, their beloved President Obama, refusing to
do the equivalent in regards to troops and other adults.”
“Words and images matter, people,”