For Immediate Release
Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on Progress to End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’
Feingold released the following statement after
the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House of Representatives
end the ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy yesterday.
are now a couple steps closer to repealing a law that wrongly
against patriotic Americans who want to serve their country.
Discrimination has no place in American society, especially when it
our national security by hampering military readiness. I applaud my
colleagues on the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House of
Representatives for voting to repeal the law banning gays from the
I look forward to an end to this harmful policy."
Feingold sent a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee in March
urging the committee to repeal ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.
Feingold is also a cosponsor of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act
which would repeal the law.