03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gillibrand Talks "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Gay Rights

"For himself, I think, he's going to take all the time he believes he needs in order to be successful, because it's all about being successful."

Those words were part of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's answer to a question about the frustration some LGBT activists and leaders have expressed about the pace of Obama administration action on gay issues. Gillibrand was speaking specifically of the effort to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy (DADT).