Tuesday, September 20, 2011
NM-1 Candidate Eric Griego: A Milestone for Equality -- But There is More Work to be Done
The Eric Griego campaign for Congress in NM-1 released the following statement today in response to the military's implementation of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell:
With the official repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” yesterday, our nation hit an important milestone for civil rights and equality. The repeal means that every man or woman can serve in our nation’s military without fear of legal discrimination for who they are and who they choose to love.
But there is more work to be done.
Diversity makes a workplace stronger and more productive. That is why Congress should also pass and the President should sign the Employment Non-Discrimination Act so that all workers will be valued and respected. The military is leading the way and it’s time for Washington to step up.
As Congressman I will be a champion for equality and fight against hate and discrimination. Together we can make our country better.
As a nation, we should also value and respect any two persons to love and marry one another without government interference. I believe that love between individuals is a sacred right protected in the Constitution and that is why I also support the full repeal of DOMA.