Dear Distinguished Members Of The United States Senate,
As you return to Washington, DC for the last session of the year, I write this letter in support of 80% of the American public who urge you to do what you have promised since 2008 and that is to repeal the broken law that we call 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' As the President spoke this morning at length of the ongoing challenges we face in Iraq and Afghanistan, by not voting to authorize the spending needs and equipment of all service members and repealing this Don't Ask Don't Tell law, we know we are putting our brave soldiers at greater risk.
Being forced to lie daily about who you are is the ultimate killer of the soul. To inflict this on troops defending us is a destructive form of torture. That may not have been the intention, but that's what it is, especially as the rest of society awakens to the diversity of the human family.