Gay activists applaud Kagan – tepidly

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May 11, 2010


"Gay legal activists are applauding President Obama’s second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: Solicitor General Elena Kagan. But it could hardly be described as a standing ovation.

"...Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Executive Director Kevin Cathcart called Kagan 'a strong position' in opposing the military's ban on gays but noted that [the] Obama administration has also 'taken legal positions on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and the so-called 'Defense of Marriage Act' with which we strongly disagree.'