Former Rep. Patrick Murphy of the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

— Patrick Murphy

With today’s certification of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, our civilian and military leaders have confirmed that the United States is ready to end this discriminatory policy once and for all. In 60 days, no patriot who is willing to fight and die for the country they love will be required to live a lie. This action will improve our military readiness and provide greater equality for all Americans. As the author of the bill repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, I am incredibly proud that our nation is so close to this historic accomplishment. When I was in the Army, we didn’t care who you wrote home to, just that you were a good soldier. I look forward to the coming day when our law finally catches up.