Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Louisiana Stonewall Democrats Call on David Vitter to Recuse Himself from Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Vote

Capt. Heitmeier: Vitter Shouldn’t Pass Judgment on Honorable, Law-Abiding Service Members

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Stonewall Democrats President Capt. Cory Heitmeier released the following statement today calling on Senator David Vitter to recuse himself from the Senate’s expected debate and votes on repealing the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

“If David Vitter had been a military officer when he admitted breaking the law by soliciting prostitutes, he would have faced a dishonorable discharge, severe punishment or even time in the brig. Vitter is not fit to wear our nation’s uniform and he shouldn’t be allowed to pass judgment on others.

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell bans honorable and law-abiding gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans from serving openly in the armed forces and since David Vitter is neither honorable nor law-abiding, he has no place in this debate.

Louisiana Stonewall Democrats is a grassroots force for social change within the Democratic Party. Members call voters, put together campaign mailings, go door-to-door for fair-minded candidates and have tough conversations with Democratic Party officials about why LGBTQ families need and deserve more support from the Democratic Party and its elected officials.

For more information about Louisiana Stonewall Democrats visit: www.louisianastonewall.org

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