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Thursday, May 27, 2010

DADT Repeal First Step

"Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee took a historic step forward to strengthen our military effectiveness and to begin to end a discriminatory policy that dishonors those patriotic Americans who are willing to defend our country... My strong belief is that if Americans seek to put their lives on the line to serve this blessed country of ours, we should not deny those patriots that opportunity because of their sexual orientation. The action which the Committee took today makes our country stronger and better." Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), May 27, 2010; following the Senate Armed Services Committee’s vote of 16-12 to include in the FY2011 National Defense Authorization Act an amendment he introduced that would repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.