Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen comments on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” vote:

“Our political leaders let down the LGBT community, our national security and failed to uphold the basic American values of fairness and equality. It is a poor reflection on the Democrats when they were upstaged  by a pop star, Lady Gaga, who showed the spine and commitment they never did. As for the Republicans, this party has become a cesspool of extremism and a backwater of bigotry that has greatly harmed this nation. Today, the Senate — particularly the GOP — played politics with the lives of our brave service members. We are also deeply disappointed in Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who used her power to continue the destructive and discriminatory DADT policy.”