PROMO Salutes Senator McCaskill for her historic vote to repeal DADT; chides Senator Bond for sticking with a legacy of bigotry.
Saturday, December 18th, 2010 will live on as a historic day in the march to full equality for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.
On this day, 63 members of the United States Senate took a stand in defiance of bigotry and once again restored honor to those serving in silence in our military.
We salute our own Senator Claire McCaskill for her leadership on this issue. PROMO has been honored to work with her staff over the last few years to bring greater understanding and respect to our soldiers.
Simultaneously, we are disappointed that after efforts to move Senator Bond on this issue, his legacy to the Senate will continue to be bigotry and a defiance of the majority who spoke today.
We also want to advise active service members to not come out just yet. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), who was very active in Missouri doing outreach and education, has a warning for active duty military on their website -- you can read their warning here.
PROMO salutes those who continue to serve in silence and looks forward to celebrating their full participation in service to our country.