Monday, February 7, 2011

Discharged troops should have benefits, says Jared Polis, other out lawmakers

Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Jared Polis, D-Colo., and David Cicilline, D-R.I., each of whom is openly gay, are signing on to a letter by Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., urging military leaders to reinstate the benefits of troops who were discharged under "don't ask, don't tell.

"While we cannot completely undo the injustice that has been done to gay and lesbian service members, we can at least diminish the harm they suffered by preserving the benefits they earned," said Frank in a release.