Tell Okla. Lawmaker: Out-of-Touch Legislation Weakens U.S. Military
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Oklahoma State Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) is pushing a bill that would ban gays and lesbians from serving openly in the state's National Guard. Even worse, the legislation doesn't prohibit state officials from directly questioning someone about their sexual orientation – essentially removing the "Don't Ask" component of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT).
If this discriminatory bill becomes law, Oklahoma will join countries like China, Iran, Syria, North Korea and Pakistan in prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving their country openly.
This legislation represents nothing more than an attempt to revive the anti-gay sentiment and misinformation used during the fight to repeal DADT. Send Rep. Reynolds a letter now telling him to pull his support from this outdated and discriminatory bill.
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