“I don’t believe there is any aspect of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ that is pro-family,” she told PFLAG. “The question is: Pro-family for which families? Certainly this law can’t be ‘for’ the families who have lesbian and gay children who are serving. The law not only discriminates against family members, forcing anguish and fear into their lives, but it tells them that their sons and daughters aren’t good enough to serve our country. Our sons and daughters are over in the war, risking their lives, saving lives and doing a great job for our country. They should be judged on their performance and bravery, not their sexual orientation. Considering all the discrimination the law promotes, it can’t be called ‘pro-family.’ In fact, it reeks of anti-family values, because of the discrimination it inflicts upon so many people."
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