Monday, March 26, 2007
Assembly on West Capitol Lawn to challenge "don't ask don't tell"
Servicemembers' Legal Defense Network (SLDN) sponsored an assembly today (Monday, March 26, 2007) on the West Capitol Lawn in Washington. There were a number of speakers, including Barney Frank (D-MA), and Dr. Franklin E. Kameny, who made the comment that supporting "don't ask don't tell" amounted to treason as defined in the Constitution and deserved a "hang 'em high" (a bit of tongue and cheek). Another highly ranked military officer spoke against General Pace's comments of a couple of weeks ago, indicating that the General had insulted all most of our allies, who accept gays and lesbians in their armed forces. One female Naval officer recounted a story that she had visited the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and had left the building and was at a bus stop when the AA plane crashed into it.
SLDN's link on the Military Readiness Enhancement Act, which was reintroduced Feb 28, 2007, and would repeal the 1993 "don't ask don't tell" law, is here.