Obama vows to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

Suntimes.com – By Lynn Sweet, Sun-Times Columnist

Commitment ‘Unwavering’ – Acknowledges gay activists’ impatience with him

Washington — President Obama — confronting gay critics who expected his administration to have done more by now on gay rights issues — said Saturday night he understands their impatience with him and vowed to deliver on his pledges, including ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

“My commitment to you is unwavering,” Obama told the Human Rights Campaign’s annual national dinner, probably buying himself more time with a 24-minute campaign-style stemwinder punctuated with several standing ovations.