Don't Ask, Don't Tell
One of Minnesota’s first acts following statehood was to offer a volunteer infantry regiment to President Lincoln. Since that time Minnesotans have always had a strong sense of military participation. Senator Franken firmly believes that prohibiting an individual of a certain sexual orientation from volunteering for military service is just plain wrong. He also believes that is unjust to pressure an active duty military member to conceal his or her sexual orientation. Senator Franken finds it imperative to fix this broken policy.
Senator Franken fought hard to repeal this unjust and foolish policy, and he was very proud to vote to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell in December 2010. Now the Pentagon must move as quickly as possible to carry out that repeal in practice.