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Saturday, 18 December 2010 15:47

Louisiana Sen. Landrieu Votes Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal

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Louisiana US Senator Mary Landrieu voted to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell and was one of the 65 members of the U.S. Senate to vote to repeal the policy..  The vote went 65 to 31 with 57 members of the Senate Democratics voting in favor of the repeal along with eight Republicans.   The issue has been labeled as what to do about "gays in the military".

Landrieu issued this statement after voting for cloture on the bill:

“Creating an environment where all members of our military can be open and honest about themselves will encourage more Americans to volunteer for military service, which only strengthens our fighting force.  We should be grateful to any American who wants to serve our country and put their life on the line to defend the freedoms and democracy we enjoy.  They deserve our support and should not be subjected to bigotry and discrimination.  I’m glad the Senate will pass this bill today with bipartisan support.”

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