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Elaine Marshall Says Burr on Wrong Side of History

05/27/2010 07:48 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Breaking a few moments ago is news that the Senate Armed Services committee has passed an amendment that would significantly move the military closer toward repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Elaine Marshall released the following statement where she rebuked her Republican opponent for voting against restoring equality in the military...

"Richard Burr is once again on the wrong side of history; he's stuck in the past. Don't Ask Don't Tell' doesn't work for our national security or our values. We need to honor the commitment of ALL men and women who want to serve, and end this policy of discrimination. I'm pleased by the move today toward repealing DADT and I urge the Senate to repeal this policy by the end of the year."


An amendment to repeal the policy passed the Senate Armed Services Committee today in a vote of 16-12.

Burr, not surprisingly, voted against it.

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