Actually, under Ronald Reagan's administration, gay people COULD serve openly in the military. This didn't change until Clinton signed DADT into law. Clinton COULD have vetoed it. Why didn't he ? Because Clinton SUPPORTED discrimination against gay people.<quoted text>
On gay issues, he and his administration were far from moderate anything.
And Ronald Reagan personally campaigned AGAINST Proposition 6 (the Briggs Initiative), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Briggs_Initiativ... , whci would have prevented gay people, or anyone who advocated for Equal Rights for gay people, from working in the public schools.
Ronald Reagan did MORE to fight for gay rights than any President in history.
Why do so many people think the opposite ?!
Democrat Clinton signed the FIRST, and SECOND, FEDERAL LAWS specifically barring Equal Rights for gay people. He COULD have vetoed them. Why didn't he ?
So why do so many people mistakenly think that Clinton supported Equal Rights for gay people, when his actions as President clearly demonstrate the opposite ?!
As far as Reagan's and Clinton's record on Equal Rights for gay people is concerned, you, and most others, have it a$$-backwards.