Friday, March 16, 2007

Don't Think This Made the News Today

Didn't see this on the news today so I thought I'd put it here, feel free to pass it on.

March 15, 2007

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson Calls for Repeal of US Military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson today called on Congress to repeal the US Military's policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" regarding homosexuality. The Governor also repeated his reaction to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace's remarks that homosexuality is "immoral".

The Governor issued this statement: "I do not believe that homosexuality is immoral, and I believe Congress should repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' I voted against it when I served in Congress. People should not be judged based on their sexual orientation. Throughout my entire career I have fought for equal rights and against discrimination of any kind.

While others talk about doing the right thing, on my watch in New Mexico we've made significant progress. I support civil unions or domestic partnerships, and as Governor I have passed hate crime legislation. I also supported and signed legislation extending civil rights protections based on sexual orientation, and I ordered that access to health insurance and benefits be extended to the domestic partners of state employees.

The remarks by General Pace are unfortunate and the Administration should reject them."

Guess that ought to clear up any confusion as to where he stands on this issue.


Vigilante said...

Yeah, these are my positions, too. Insistence on 'gay marriage' is not a political or legal issue for me, but a matter for churches. In the big scheme of things, that's all my politics can afford.

TomCat said...

I like Richardson. He's at about 3% now?