Rep. Patrick Murphy Vows To Keep Fighting For DADT Repeal For This Year Despite Robert Gates Letter To Hold Off

Hot, Humpy and real friend and advocate to Lesbian and Gay Service members Rep. Patrick Murphy, the chief sponsor of the House bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, says he and other lawmakers were “blindsided” by Defense Sec’y Robert Gates’ letter on Friday, and vows to fight on for repeal this year.

Said Murphy to The Advocate:

“After my three years in Washington, I think when folks tell you to walk away, that’s usually a sign that you’re getting close. So we have to keep working, people need to call their members of Congress, their Senators. Obviously, the letter was a setback, but I know we’re on the right side of history here and we’re going to keep fighting till we get this done this year…I said from the get-go that just because change is hard it doesn’t mean it can’t happen. We have a bi-partisan bill to repeal ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in the House of Representatives. We have Republican support, we have Colin Powell now on board, we even have Dick Cheney calling for repeal. We need to keep fighting.”

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Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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