Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) gave a brief but moving speech on the House floor today in favor of repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Lewis, a Civil Rights activist who was beaten while marching from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, said a vote to end DADT is a vote to end discrimination.
“I have just two words for you, my colleagues: Vote yes … Vote yes for equality. Vote yes because discrimination is wrong,” he said. “Vote yes because on the battlefield it doesn’t matter who you love, only the flag that you serve.”
“Vote yes because it is the right thing to do,” he said.