Iraq Veteran Among Names

Five Democrats Take On Don’t Ask

Five Democratic representatives from telling it like it is: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ain’t right. Via Servicemember’s Legal Defense Network:

Five additional Members of the House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of The Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1246), a Congressional bill to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel.

Representatives Al Green (D-TX), Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL), Ron Klein (D-FL), Patrick J. Murphy (D-PA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) bring the total number of co-sponsors to 136.

Murphy’s involvement may be the most compelling: the Pennsylvania politico served in Iraq and he once taught at West Point, the educational heart of our armed forces. Oh, and he’s on the House Armed Services Committee, which will help things a bit.