Elaine Marshall released the following statement Tuesday:
“I am pleased to hear that significant progress has been made in the last few days on repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. This is a seriously misguided policy, and it is high time we honor ALL men and women in this country who are willing to serve.”
Cal Cunningham said he was pleased to see the White House finally moving forward on repealing the policy that prevents gays and lesbians from openly serving in the U.S. armed forces:
“Sexual orientation plays no role in the good order and discipline of our troops on the battlefield. This policy has cost America more than 13,000 gay and lesbian service members during a time when we’ve needed them the most. The policy is inconsistent with America’s values and our military’s values — and it’s flat out wrong.”
Republican Senator Richard Burr has said on previous occassions that he would wait to hear from military experts on the impact of repealing DADT before taking a stance.