I had no clue that a Republican Mormon would ever vote against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell yet indeed this is exactly what happened in 2010 when Jeff Flake, Senator, originally born in Snowflake, Arizona** voted in favor of repeal.
In December 2010, Flake was one of fifteen Republican House members to vote in favor of repealing the United States military‘s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban on openly gay service members.
Though he did want to twist the constitution into a pretzel another way by amending it to disclude similar sex marriage, it simply amazes me that a Mormon would want to end a military ban on gays openly serving.
Flake had voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage with a Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004 and 2006. As a senator, Flake was one of 10 Senate Republicans to vote, once more, in favor of ENDA. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is legislation proposed in the United States Congress that would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers with at least 15 employees.
I say this man is pretty much a friend of the gay community.
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