We're majorly disappointed.
The fight for equal rights for all was hit a pretty hard today. Discussions of repealing the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in Senate did not go the way we had hoped.
In the first of two major blows, Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, they only Republican delegate who supported the cause, withdrew her vote for limit debate and advance legislation on the repeal because she was concerned there was no enough time to give her side of the aisle to prepare amendments to the bill.
Then, Gen. James Amos, the President's top contender to lead the Marine Corps, told the Senate that he thought changing the policy would serve only as a "distraction" to the Marines fighting in Afghanistan. He said:
"My primary concern with proposed repeal is the potential disruption to cohesion that may be caused by significant change during a period of extended combat operations."
That's one way to clinch the Republicans support.
This is really very sad. We're really disappointed in both the General and the Senator for putting the politics ahead of the rights of Americans - the kind of Americans that risk their lives to preserve this nation. The kind of Americans who deserve your admiration, time and above all, support.
Shame. Such a shame.
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