Frelinghuysen votes "no" on equal rights …

That would be equal rights for all to serve in the U.S, military. Frelinghuysen, sadly, joined other Republicans from New Jersey this week in voting against a repeal of  “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the policy that, in effect, bans gays from openly serving in the military.

Fortunately, repealing the ban passed and now heads to the Senate.

There was a time when Frelinghuysen had openly gay staff members and when he supported gay rights. I vividly recall years ago at a town meeting when something regarding gay rights came up and the congressman said, “I am against discrimination.”

Those days apparently are gone.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

5 Responses to Frelinghuysen votes "no" on equal rights …

  1. Truscha Quatrone says:

    Why is anyone surprised by this action by Frelinghuysen? The Congressman hasn’t had an independent vote in over 8 years. He voted more times against issues that affected his constituency and was still re-elected. Why, because most people don’t care or are watching Fox News.

    I remember when people read Newspapers everyday and some actually read several a day. They understood what was happening in their country and communities. People are not informed anymore of the important issues and how the vote of their Congressional representative affects their lives.

  2. Ed Ramirez says:

    Yes people use to read newspapers when they wrote the news but saddly today they write things to try and make the news.

  3. Edward S France says:

    If he ever moved to the west coast and ran against Nanci Polosi I am afraid he would lose. These votes many times are based on population and the region. That is where things seem to be in 2010.

  4. stu sendell says:

    It is sad. He will join John McCain as a politician who sold his soul and in this case human rights for a political career. We will all look back and be embarressed by how long it took long to end this injustice . He and his family like all others has to realize that they do had relatives who suffered in silence.

  5. stu sendell says:

    IT is sad. He will join John McCain as another politician who traded his soul and in this case human rights for a political career. We will all look back and be embarressed by how long it took to end this injustice. All families have to realize they had relatives that were forced to suffer in silence .

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