CNN, 10-10-09: Obama: ‘We should not be punishing’ gays in the military

WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama told nation’s largest gay rights group that his administration is “moving forward” with the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

“We should not be punishing patriotic Americans serving this country,” Obama said.

Obama’s speech at Saturday’s dinner for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay rights group, comes as activists have lost patience over the lack of change to key issues for the gay community.