Joe Solmonese calls bigotry of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy “unthinkable”
March 2, 2009
Joe Solmonese issued this statement today regarding the congressional introduction of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act by Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (D-CA):
On behalf of the Human Rights Campaign, I thank Congresswoman Tauscher for her continued leadership on issues of LGBT equality and, in particular, her sponsorship of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act. Nearly 12,500 qualified individuals have been discharged from the military because they were lesbian or gay, without regard to the skills and expertise they possess. It’s unthinkable that a policy that prizes bigotry over the security of our nation should remain the law of the land. We look forward to working with Congress, President Obama and his Administration to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.