02 Oct '11, 7am

Obama rebukes Republican rivals, says whoever wants to be commander-in-chief must support gay troops

Obama rebukes Republican rivals, says whoever wants to be commander-in-chief must support gay troops

President Barack Obama, right, and President of the Human Rights Campaign Joe Solmonese, greet guests at the Human Rights Campaign's 15th annual national dinner in Washington. -- PHOTO: AP WASHINGTON (AP) - In a sharp rebuke of his Republican rivals, President Barack Obama said on Saturday that anyone who wants to be commander in chief must support the entire US military, including gay service members. A combative Mr Obama criticised Republican presidential candidates for staying silent when the crowd at a recent debate booed a gay soldier who asked a question of the contenders via videotape. 'You want to be commander in chief? Start with standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform,' Mr Obama said during remarks at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Council, the nation's largest gay rights organisation. Mr Obama touted his administration's efforts to repeal t...

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