What if you had to lie everyday in order to keep your job or even worse, prevent imprisonment? "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the current U.S. policy prohibiting gays from serving openly in the military, is the only law in the country that forces people to do just this.
Sexual orientation has no bearing on a person's ability to serve in the military. What the U.S. military and America need are the best and the brightest soldiers and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is currently limiting our nation's skilled service members. In fact, denying enlistment to patriotic Americans and terminating serving members based on sexual orientation threatens military readiness and national security while simultaneously putting American soldiers fighting overseas at risk!
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is a failed and antiquated policy. Send a message to your member of Congress letting them know that you believe in equality and encourage them to support the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (HR 1283). Urge Congress to enact a policy of non-discrimination and improve national security by allowing all talented and capable Americans to serve their country.
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