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Linda Sánchez

Linda Sánchez Statement on End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

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Congresswoman Linda Sánchez issued the following statement regarding “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which barred gays and lesbians from openly serving in the U.S. military.  The discriminatory policy ends today after it was implemented seventeen years ago.

“‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was both counterproductive to our nation’s security, as well as morally wrong.  Today, we take the first step in healing the wounds caused by seventeen years of a damaging, discriminatory policy. 


“I am hopeful that our country can turn the page on this injustice and forever lay to rest the ignorant belief that loving one’s country is somehow based on whom you love.  No longer will we jeopardize our military eadiness or reduce our military’s recruiting pool because of a wrongheaded policy.  





Source: lindasanchez.house.gov

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