Log Cabin Republicans today announced Rep. Joe Cao (R-La.) has become a co-sponsor of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1283), a bill which would repeal the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers.
“I am proud to stand with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in support of a repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Our military commanders at the Pentagon believe it is time to proceed with dismantling this flawed policy, and I am happy put my name on this legislation, as well as to continue to work alongside Log Cabin Republicans as we speak to our Republican colleagues about the merits of repealing the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in our armed forces,” Cao said in a statement issued by LCR.
Comedian Kathy Griffin is set to appear at a noon rally in Washington, D.C. tomorrow organized by the Human Rights Campaign to urge Congress and President Obama to work harder to repeal DADT.