Congress: On don't ask, don't tell, listen to service members

December 01, 2010

As a former officer in the United States Air Force, I have always considered don't ask, don't tell a bad policy. And now, following the release of the Pentagon's study regarding repeal of the policy, it is clear that the vast majority of our current service members agree.

The House has already voted to repeal the ban on gays serving openly, and it is time for the Senate to do likewise. To not act on this issue before the end of the year is a disgrace. The will of the people, including those serving in uniform, is clear. We want all Americans to be able to serve their country openly and honestly.

Do what is right, senators. Do your job. Serve the people.

Gregory Schmitt, Annapolis

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