Al Franken Chokes Up Over Don't Ask Don't Tell

We should all be choking up, now that Congress has blocked the defense authorization bill (the bill that funds the miliatry) for the first time in decades simply because conservative members (and two Democratic senators!) don’t want to support gay rights, either because they think homosexuality is wrong or, more likely, they’re afraid of pissing off prejudiced, narrow-minded, hateful, fire-and-brimstone, potential voters in the upcoming mid-term elections. Shameful. Right after the bill got filibustered two days ago because it contained an amendment to consider the repeal of the the unconstitutional and unethical Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, Senator Al Franken recounted a touching story about one of his many USO shows, a story which just goes to show how long this repeal has been coming.

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