Bernie Sanders Smacking Down Antigay Slurs In Congress 20 Years Ago Is Worth Revisiting

In 1995, one year after the Clinton administration enacted Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to address and reenforce the ban on openly gay military servicemen and women, then-representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont delivered the following smack-down to then-representative Randall “Duke” Cunningham of California.

It’s worth a re-watch.

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Sanders takes passionate objection to Cunningham’s language — “homos in the military” — and puts himself squarely in the corner of a then-unpopular minority (i.e. us).

“You have insulted thousands of men and women who have put their lives on the line,” Sanders argues.

Watch below:

Source:: Queerty

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