Saturday, March 17, 2007

Richardson Calls for Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

After Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace, decried homosexuals as committing immoral acts, Governor Richardson has called for an end to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Richardson, who is running for president, said he doesn't believe that homosexuality is immoral, and Congress should repeal the military's policy. "People should not be judged based on their sexual orientation," he said. "Throughout my entire career, I have fought for equal rights and against discrimination of any kind.
If an American wants to serve in the military and they are otherwise qualified to do so, it makes no sense to deny them the right to serve their country based on their sexual orientation. "Don't ask, don't tell" was a mistake made by Bill Clinton and it's time to fix it.


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