Currently our most vocal ally is comedian Kathy Griffin. She just finished her sixth season of her Bravo reality show, and she dedicated an entire episode to highlight her trip to Washington D.C. where she encouraged law makers to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" in the armed services.
Peppered through her funny and shocking television moments she made some really good and serious points:
- We are already fighting two wars so why would you want to limit the numbers of brave men and women who are volunteering to fight?
- In my opinion this is a civil rights issue, and I want my army that my taxes are paying for to be a nondiscriminatory army.
- The only way to win this battle is if we're louder than the haters.
- If our own policies aren't promoting equality, then what exactly are we fighting for?
And the closeted gay service member that is still currently serving in the army said it best: We have hope because of people like Kathy.
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"If our own policies aren't promoting equality, then what exactly are we fighting for?"