Sunday, July 05, 2009

DAY 48: DADT Update

Last Tuesday, a military board told Lt. Dan Choi (whom we have mentioned here often) that it was recommending his discharge from the Army for "moral and professional dereliction" under the military's "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" policy. This folks should be reason enough to end DADT! The news from the hearing was not good, but despite this setback, Lt. Choi is not giving up. Bolstered by more than 300,000 signatures to letters of support calling for the repeal of DADT, he is now taking his fight to repeal the discriminatory "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" policy to Congress and he needs our help - ALL of us! The sooner DADT is repealed, the sooner he can return to service. Also, the sooner our lgbt sisters and brothers can stop hiding!

I signed a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Lt. Choi is going to personally deliver to her. The letter is being launched on Lt. Choi's behalf by the Courage Campaign, Knights Out and the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. We need Speaker Pelosi to take leadership now and speak out publicly in favor of current legislation in Congress that would repeal the "Don't Ask/ Don't Tell" policy. I am not the only one to have signed Lt. Choi's letter - thousands of others have! Will you join me in signing it too, and urge your friends to do the same? Just click HERE to add your name.

Keep reading our updates here every day too and tell your friends! We should not have to hide any more!

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