Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Joe Lieberman to introduce Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

Those of you who read this blog will by now know that Joe Lieberman is not my favorite politician.  His obstructionist role in the health care debate has been a major reason why we have not had reform.  Still, when someone does the right thing, it's important to note that.  That doesn't mean I support the guy, nor would I vote for him.  Despite the focus of this blog, LGBT issues are not the only issues important to me.

In any case, Meredith Shiner is reporting for politico.com that Sen. Lieberman will introduce a bill next week to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." 

Said Lieberman: 
I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity. I have opposed the current policy of preventing gay Americans from openly serving in the military since its enactment in 1993.
To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a large group of Americans who can help our cause.
So kudos to Joe for doing the right thing.  There are also many more right things to do.

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