Equality PAC Statement on the Anniversary of the End of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell 

Washington, DC – Today, on the 11th anniversary of the end of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement marking this important date for the LGBTQ community, especially LGBTQ servicemembers. 

“For years, LGBTQ individuals serving in our armed forces were unable to live authentically,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “This important anniversary is a reminder of the progress that we have made in advancing LGBTQ rights and supporting members of our community across all fields. Our servicemembers risk their lives for our country and for the rights we enjoy every day. We remain committed to supporting members of our military, especially those who identify as LGBTQ, as we work to make it more open and inclusive.”  

Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality ACT and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.