MIAMI, FL -On Saturday, December 18th, 2010, Florida U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R) courageously stood up for our troops fighting all around the world, by voting against the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," (DADT), a common-sense law signed by former Democratic President Bill Clinton to protect American service men and women from aberrosexual abuse, harassment, and exploitation.
The Christian Family Coalition (CFC), Florida's premier human and civil rights organization, issued the following statement:
"Senator George LeMieux, 2010 Recipient of the Christian Family Coalition's Friend of the Family Award, stood firm for our troops by voting to keep the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy supported by the vast majority of Florida voters as well as practically all the men and women in our Armed Forces.
It is a tragic day for our nation when legitimizing sodomy is preferred over the morale and combat-readiness of America's military. Against the time proven advice of thousands of military leaders, including the head of the U.S. Marine Corp, 65 U.S. senators caved in and attacked a 17-year old policy that not only respected our military personnel's privacy, but basic principles that have guided our Armed Forces since the very founding of our great republic.
Sadly, those who voted to repeal DADT don’t know that although they won this battle, they have lost the war. The movement to support our Armed Forces is more powerful than ever and will continue to build strength until we win.
This cowardly political betrayal of America's service men and women will not be forgotten on Election Day. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson's corrupt vote to repeal DADT attacked our troops and dishonored our nation's founders. Senator Nelson is now partying and laughing now with the extremist fringe group he pandered to, but the people of Florida will remind him of his unfitness to be their senator should he have the temerity to ask them for their vote in the 2012 elections."