Joe Lieberman is finally about to do something worthwhile. He’s going to sponsor a bill to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The U.S. Armed Forces will join other militaries around the world, including Israel, which have found that military readiness is unharmed by having gays serve openly. From CBS:
Connecticut Independent Senator Joe Lieberman will be the chief sponsor of Senate legislation to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that bars openly gay men and women from serving in the military.
“I will be proud to be a sponsor of the important effort to enable patriotic gay Americans to defend our national security and our founding values of freedom and opportunity,” he said in a statement Monday in which he noted his longtime opposition to the policy.
“To exclude one group of Americans from serving in the armed forces is contrary to our fundamental principles as outlined in the Declaration of Independence and weakens our defenses by denying our military the service of a