March 13th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 03/13/09

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Tonight on AC360°, we’ll look at President Obama’s campaign promise to fight for gay rights – a promise that’s being put to the test. He’s getting pressure to do away with the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which bars gays from serving openly in the military. Mister Obama says he plans to scrap the policy, but he’s already getting push-back. He’s also under pressure to expand health-benefits for same-sex spouses. The White House says the president supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act, a move that would remove one obstacle in the battle. He’s also being warned by conservatives that moving now on these issues will alienate a lot of people. What do you think? We want to keep tonight’s live blog on this one topic. So, please share your thoughts on equal rights for gays and lesbians below.

And, don't miss Randi Kaye's webcast on gay rights during the commercials. Watch our WEBCAST

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soundoff (261 Responses)
  1. monet

    I don't see any differerence between gay or straight. Gays are human beings too and not criminals. Condemn the criminals and put them all in jail. People should accept everyone with equality. God created all human beings equal. Bible was written by human beings not God and no such thing as sin or being gay is sin. A lot of time, they're more intellectual and highly educated than straight.

    March 13, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. gayle mccauley Malden,Mass.

    Thanks John! G-Night everyone.See you on Monday : )

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Nattada, Houston, TX

    A big smile to Isabel, Brazil. 🙂

    Ohhh, naked golfer!!! ummm.... 😛

    Good night everyone.
    Have a great weekend!!
    Sweet dreams all!!

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. May-Tennessee

    Good night everyone...hope you all have a great weekend! John King, I love your new show! See you all on Monday.

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Jasmine-Spokane,WA

    See ya's! Have a great weekend people! 😀

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    who says you cant play good golf naked?

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Rafael Bronx,NY

    Well Good Night John King and Randi and also can't wait to watch state of the union Sunday. I will love to hear what Chaney has to say. That will be an interesting episode.

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Vanessa- Silver Spring MD

    Goodnight everyone. have a nice wknd. talk to yall on Monday.

    Can't wait to see your show on Sunday, John King. great job tonight.

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  9. Cherry B - Ms

    Interesting report from Sanjay. Having had surgery many times and knowing what it cost, I would have to give that some thought.

    Everyone have a good night. Thanks to John King and Randi for a great show.

    March 13, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  10. Don, WA

    The tao of "Caddyshack" – "Be the ball."

    March 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Vincent

    Civil rights should be exactly that, civil! What President Obama understands is that human rights are for all humans. We dispelled long ago the myth that separate but equal is equal. Why should it matter if your black, white, gay, straight, green, yellow, or alien. No human deserves to be treated like they are anything less. Go Obama!

    March 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
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