NEWS FROM BARBARA BOXER, UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM CALIFORNIA
March 05, 2010
I am pleased and proud to let you know that I am co-sponsoring new legislation to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
The Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010 (S.3065) would repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and prohibit discrimination of service members on the basis of sexual orientation.
I strongly believe in equal rights for all Americans, including the right to serve in the armed forces. To date, thousands of gay men and women have served in the United States military. Their service should be honored, welcomed, and respected.
I look forward to ending this hurtful policy as soon as possible. We cannot afford to lose the service of dedicated and honorable military personnel, which is happening right now.
Please know that I will continue my efforts to achieve full equality for all Americans both in military and civilian life.
United States Senator
Note: At least this is one issue I can proudly agree with Senator Boxer.