Pennsylvania politico Joe Sestak joined the good fight this week.
The representative joined thousands of other fist-shakers in calling for an end to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which prohibits open homos from serving in the military. Prior to his life as an elected official, Sestak served in the Navy for thirty-one years, became a three-star Admiral and counts as the highest ranking veteran in Congress.
So, basically, he knows what he’s talking about: “It is easy for me to see why ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ should be repealed. Once you have served in war and faced danger with a gay service member, how can you come home and say gay people should not enjoy equal rights? It is simple. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ must be repealed.”
Meanwhile, some less famous, but just as important politicos lent their support: NYC Council Veterans Committee.
Council leader Hiram Monserrate had this to say: “I remain committed to working to improve the lives of our brave men and women who serve this country. The many members of the LGBT community should be able to serve without fear. The Armed Forces should make it clear that any anti-gay discrimination is unacceptable.” And, during wartimes, down right idiotic.
It’s obvious that “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” should be repealed, but, consider this, is it advisable for gay men to be a part of a system where they are not wanted.
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