Don't Ask, Don't Tell is a matter of justice. The president has called on Congress to repeal DADT because it is the right thing to do and because anyone brave enough to stand up and defend our nation deserves to do so openly, regardless of sexual orientation.
Dozens of polls have shown that over 70 percent of the American people support the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It is clearly the desire of the people for Congress to act now and repeal this law before the end of the year.
Repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell is a matter of national security. DADT prevents thousands of patriotic Americans from serving our nation, many with specialized skills that are desperately needed to fight the war in Afghanistan - such as Arabic linguists, dozens of whom have been discharged under Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell. It's the right thing to do for our troops.