Washington D.C. — In a bold and flashy move, Vice President Mike Pence has made his first proclamation since taking office and proclaimed that the executive branch of government now falls under the military policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” (DADT) was the official United States policy on military service by gays, bisexuals, and lesbians, instituted by the Clinton Administration on February 28, 1994, when the Department of Defense issued directive 1304.26. A July 6, 2011, ruling from a federal appeals court barred further enforcement of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members and DADT ended on September 20, 2011. But this only applied to the military, not branches of government.
Vice President Pence has faced criticism for being ‘anti-gay’ and White House insiders say this proclamation is a way to show solidarity with the LGBT community. The LGBT community has responded with overwhelming anger, seeing the move only as a move to cover up Pence’s own latent homosexuality.
Sarah Wiers, LGBT activist spoke to Gish Gallop about VP Pence.
“It is pointless, who gives a damn whether they fall under the policy,” said Ms. Wiers. “We all know they are latent gays, my ‘gaydar’ has been blaring since the beginning.”
Vice President Pence, who is believed to have undergone gay conversion therapy in 1983, gave a brief statement about his proclamation.
“I have brought back ‘DADT’ to keep the homos…I mean openly LGBT people from being discriminated against. We prefer them in the closet where I … ahem…they can be safe.”