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US Senator Russ Feingold

Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on Progress to End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Russ
Feingold released the following statement after
the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House of Representatives
voted to
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
military and
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
of 2010,
which would repeal the law. 


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