Sep 20, 2011 posted by: Kelli Steele - WGMD News
Delaware Senator Chris Coons is today speaking out about the final enactment of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal.
In a statement, Coons says, “Today is a momentous day, and I am proud to stand with the millions of Americans for whom the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell means the beginning of a new era of equality for our nation. Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell wasn’t just about our pursuit of equal rights, but the pursuit of equal responsibility. “
The repeal means gays and lesbians can now serve openly in the military without fear of retribution.
Statement from U.S. Rep. Carney on the final repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
WILMINGTON – U.S. Rep. John Carney issued the following statement today regarding the Department of Defense’s final enactment of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
“The policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is officially over. Today marks a turning point in civil rights for the U.S. military and our nation as a whole,” said Congressman John Carney. “Americans should not be forced to lie about who they are in order to serve their country. I’m proud to celebrate the end of a policy that discriminated against thousands of brave men and women.”