Log Cabin Republicans Applaud Legislation Seeking to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy

Policy Harms Military Readiness

March 2, 2005 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans applaud introduction of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Marty Meehan (D-MA), seeks to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, doesn't work," said Log Cabin Republicans President Patrick Guerriero. "The report of the Government Accountability Office (GAO), issued last week, makes it clear that Don't Ask, Don't Tell harms military readiness. Log Cabin is proud to join with Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and other allied organization in the fight to allow our brave service members to serve openly and honestly in defense of our freedoms."

"Log Cabin looks forward to working with leaders in Congress to ensure that our military has policies that best reflect the needs of America's national security," continued Guerriero. "Public opinion, the experience of our allies, and the national security interests of our nation all lead to the inescapable conclusion that gays and lesbians should be allowed to serve openly and honestly in our military."

In October, Log Cabin filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles on behalf of active duty gay and lesbian service members fighting the global war on terror.