February 22, 2010

Gillibrand Praises New Senate Bill To Repeal DADT

Commends Lieberman, Says Opponents Are on the Wrong Side of History

Washington, DC – As U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) announced his intention to introduce legislation that would fully repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement praising the new bill and commending Senator Lieberman:

“I commend Senator Lieberman for helping lead the charge to repeal a policy that weakens our nation, both morally and militarily.  There is tremendous momentum behind our cause.  Opponents are on the wrong side of history.  I will continue working with him and all my colleagues to pursue a legislative strategy to successfully repeal “Don’t ask, don’t tell” as soon as possible.”

Senator Gillibrand has helped lead the charge to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” – building support among her colleagues to repeal the harmful policy, and securing the first Senate Armed Services hearing on the policy since it was implemented 17 years ago, where the nation’s top two Defense officials stood with Senator Gillibrand in support of full repeal.