(Since I’m busy packing, etc., this year, I’d like to re-post my Independence Day message from last year. As we head closer and closer to the repeal of DADT, and as this country continues two unnecessary wars, it’s becoming increasingly important to stress the need for equality in our Armed Services.)
As we Americans sit outside in the sunshine, enjoying our hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and beer I ‘d like to ask you to think of and honor those who are serving our country.
Especially those who are forced to live a lie and serve as second-class citizens –
Our gay members of the military.
Over 200 hundred linguists and other skilled specialists in the military have been discharged since Barack Obama took office. Not because they were doing their job – it’s been documented many were the best in their field – but because they were gay.
Can you join 67 members of Congress and join the ranks of those asking President Obama to take action now to stop this disgrace?
Put down the hot dog, hamburger, and beer for just a moment.
Call, write, or email your Representative today and ask that action be taken now, not next month or next year or the next term – NOW! – to finally create equality and end discrimination within our military.
While you’re at it, check out In Their Boots, an informative video essay and website by and for gay military members and their partners. Thank you!