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GetEqual Issues Statement on The Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell PDF Print E-mail
Dec 18, 2010 at 03:01 PM

Co-Founder Robin McGhee issues statement-applauding congress for ending the 17-year-old discriminatory law, though many steps remain for full equality.

Washington, DC. – Today, GetEQUAL - a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization applauded congressional action on the repeal of the discriminatory law known as Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. After a cloture vote held this morning and a final vote moments ago, the United States Senate with bi-partisan support declared their clear support towards ending the discrimination of all LGBT service men and women and took another step towards creating equality and justice for all LGBT Americans. While a large step forward was taken by ending the discriminatory law today, there remain many obstacles in the way of full equality for LGBT service men and women. The current legislation that passed the Senate only moments ago still leaves many issues open, ranging from the service of Transgender Men and Women and the implementation of the repeal.

GetEqual Co-Founder Robin McGhee recently released this statement in response to the senate action today. “We are thrilled today that the Senate has taken one more step toward full legal equality for all Americans. Today's vote is one more step forward in not only retiring this discriminatory policy, but also in the larger march toward equality and justice for LGBT Americans. While today's vote doesn't yet finalize repeal, and while the legislation is far from perfect -- leaving our transgender sisters and brothers in the grip of discrimination -- we are happy to have finally moved past this hurdle. Though we have many other hurdles ahead of us to truly and fully end military discrimination for the entire LGBT community, we look forward to the fight ahead to repeal this policy once and for all."

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