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Another strike against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

September 9, 2010

A federal judge tonight declared the U.S. military ban on openly lesbian, gay and bisexual service members unconstitutional, saying the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy violates First Amendment rights. Read more. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Rea Carey responded:

It’s long past time to close this shameful chapter in our nation’s history, and finally allow courageous men and women to serve openly, honestly, and to great benefit of our country. Today’s ruling affirms what so many of us already know: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ should end, and for good reason: It is discriminatory, outdated and unfair. The vast majority of people know that it is wrong to discriminate against patriotic people willing to risk their lives by serving in the military. Thousands of qualified service members have already been drummed out of the military for nothing other than bias and prejudice, and thousands more live in fear of losing their military careers. Our nation’s political leaders must end this unjust law once and for all. The lives and livelihoods of dedicated service members hang in the balance.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. James Vaughn permalink
    September 10, 2010 11:38 am

    And this was accomplished through a law suit brought by Log Cabin Republicans. Don’t forget that part. Republicans brought this about.

  2. Hayden C. S permalink
    September 15, 2010 10:04 pm

    As an active duty airmen, this means alot to me, i just hope it can pass so i can stop being everything im not

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