Thursday, July 14, 2005

A reply from Congressman Schiff regarding Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Thank you for contacting me regarding your support for the Military Readiness Enhancement Act (H.R. 1059). I appreciate hearing from you and welcome your input.

As you may know, the Military Readiness Enhancement Act would repeal the current military policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and replace it with a non-discrimination policy that would allow gay and lesbian soldiers to serve openly in the Armed Forces. This bill has been referred to the House Armed Services Committee where it awaits further action.

While in Congress, I have been a strong supporter of efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. In my own office, I have signed and continued to maintain a written commitment affirming that the sexual orientation of an individual is not a consideration in the hiring, promoting, or terminating of an employee in my congressional office. In addition, I have supported specific legislative proposals that would bar discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sexual orientation and provide equal treatment with regard to family and medical leave, domestic partnership benefits, the tax treatment of health benefits, and permanent partner immigration rights.

Brave men and women, including gays and lesbians, are currently putting their lives on the line to protect us and are among the courageous veterans who have fought for our country. I believe that our military should continue to recruit and retain the best and the brightest troops for service regardless of their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind as Congress considers this legislation.

Again, thank you for your input. If I can be of any additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Adam B. Schiff
Member of Congress
29th District of California
http://www.house.gov/schiff

Write your Congressman.

6 comments:

musica said...

YOUR BLOG IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY NICE. HERE YOU CAN LEARM MORE ABOUT penis enlargement product TO FIND penis enlargement product

musica said...

YOUR BLOG IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY NICE. HERE YOU CAN LEARM MORE ABOUT penis enlargement TO FIND penis enlargement

musica said...

YOUR BLOG IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY NICE. HERE YOU CAN LEARM MORE ABOUT sexual enhancement TO FIND sexual enhancement

musica said...

YOUR BLOG IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY NICE. HERE YOU CAN LEARM MORE ABOUT natural penis enlargement TO FIND natural penis enlargement

musica said...

YOUR BLOG IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY NICE. HERE YOU CAN LEARM MORE ABOUT penis enlargement product TO FIND penis enlargement product

musica said...

YOUR BLOG IS GOOD, IT IS REALLY NICE. HERE YOU CAN LEARM MORE ABOUT penis enlargement TO FIND penis enlargement