Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee voted to end the military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. This vote was the first step toward overturning the 1993 law, which has resulted in the discharge of more than 13,500 service members. The repeal has been attached to the Military Reauthorization Bill, which must be approved by the full Senate.
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown voted against the repeal in Committee and has said he will vote against it again in the Senate - even though 77% of his constituents disagree with him. You can tell Senator Brown that bigotry has no place in the US military by calling his Boston office at (617) 565-3170 or his DC office at (202) 224-4543. Ask that he reverse his vote when the Military Reauthorization Bill reaches the floor of the Senate. America's gay servicemen, who deserve your support and respect, will thank you. As will I.