« New York Daily News: Lieberman to introduce ‘don't ask, don't tell’ repeal bill in Senate | Main | Gay film festival founder Robert Rosenberg named director of new nonprofit Coral Gables Art Cinema »

Lieberman: ‘I will be proud to be a sponsor’ of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal bill; lauds Obama’s ‘leadership’ on issue

News release from U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) today issued the following statement regarding his intent to introduce legislation to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:

“I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity. I have opposed the current policy of preventing gay Americans from openly serving in the military since its enactment in 1993. To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a large group of Americans who can help our cause.  I am grateful for the leadership of President Obama to repeal the policy and the support of Secretary Gates and Chief of Staff Admiral Mullen.”


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Lieberman: ‘I will be proud to be a sponsor’ of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal bill; lauds Obama’s ‘leadership’ on issue:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment