Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sestak Opposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak says he supports national defense officials’ recommendations to repeal the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding homosexuals.

Sestak says as an officer, he had to enforce the rule, although he didn’t like it. He says as a Congressman, he’s glad he has the opportunity to repeal the policy.

“I went to war with [homosexuals],” says Sestak. “How can you come home and say they don’t have equal rights? I just thought it was wrong.”

The Democratic Congressman says some legislators opposed to repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy are affected by outdated stereotypes.

He says he hopes nobody votes on the issue a certain way just because they want to keep their job.

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