Bil Browning

Barney Frank on DADT repeal

Filed By Bil Browning | May 28, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

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Tags: Barney Frank, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Patrick Murphy

"The votes in the Senate Committee and on the House floor to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" constitute one of the most important advances in our fight against prejudice based on sexual orientation. A very few years from now, it will be clear that the fears expressed by our
opponents arguments were totally without foundation. I particularly want to express my admiration and great appreciation to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, and Representative Patrick Murphy, for their extraordinary leadership in bringing this about."

-- Representative Barney Frank in a statement sent to Bilerico Project on the passage of Congressman Patrick Murphy's amendment to the House Defense Authorization bill repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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Pelosi, Murphy and Levin have been wonderful in their leadership. It seems to me that the only opposition to repealing DADT comes from the hard core homophobes and from Old people, who are out of touch with the personal values of younger people and have noting of value left to contribute to society other than the generous gift of death. Yet they are trying to determine the values by which younger people live. When over 80% of people say repeal, why is there even a hint of a question as to what the democratic people want done? It should be done without delay.