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					                                                   THE DOLPHIN DEMOCRATS
                                              A CHARTERED AFFILIATE OF THE FLORIDA GLBT DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
                                                     AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL STONEWALL DEMOCRATS
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                               BROWARD COUNTY’S OLDEST AND LARGEST GAY AND LESBIAN POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
                                                                      FOUNDED 1982
                                                                  POST OFFICE BOX 7437
                                                          FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33338-7437


PRESIDENT
RON MILLS
                        Ron Mills, president of the Dolphin Democrats, Florida’s oldest and largest lesbian, gay,
VICE PRESIDENT
BARBARA STUART          bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Democratic club, issued the following statement on the
RECORDING SECRETARY     repeal of the ban on openly-gay members serving in the military:
GARY HENSLEY

TREASURER               “Our nation was founded on the concept of equality for all, and yet equality for gay and
TIM HART
                        lesbian Americans is still a work in progress. Today, with the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,
BOARD MEMBERS:
                        those gay and lesbian Americans who wish to serve their country without hiding their true
                        identities finely have equality.
JOHN BEUSCHER
HARVE BROSTEN
JASON BURNS             “As Commander in Chief, I have always been confident that our dedicated men and women in
RONALD CATENA
ALEX HAND
                        uniform would transition to a new policy in an orderly manner that preserves unit cohesion,
EDWARD LEUCHS           recruitment, retention and military effectiveness,” Obama said in July. “As of September
TIM ROSS                20th, service members will no longer be forced to hide who they are in order to serve our
GLORIA STEIN
MITCH WEISBROT
                        country.“
HISTORIAN
RODRIGO LABBE
PARLIAMENTARIAN         All 10 of Florida’s congressional Democrats in the House voted to repeal the ban late last
NATHANIEL BRUNNEL       year, joined by Republicans Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Lincoln Diaz-Balart. We thank them for
SERGEANT AT ARMS
JAMES DAVIS             recognizing that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell had to go. We also thank Senator Bill Nelson for his
                        vote against the ban.

                        “The Dolphin Democrats have been out front in fighting for repeal, working with the Florida
                        GLBT Democratic Caucus and National Stonewall Democrats. But this should not be seen as
                        a partisan victory – rather, it is a victory shared by all Americans that underscores our true
                        values.

                        “There are still many more key pieces of legislation lingering in Washington guaranteeing the
                        LGBT community is ensured equality, but today we will celebrate the repeal of the
                        discriminatory ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military. Ron Mills
                        President, Dolphin Democrats


                        President, Dolphin Democrats
                        954-394-4980
                        Ron@RonMills.us
                        www.DolphinDems.org




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