Spirit of Lincoln Awards Recognize the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Washington, DC (September 22, 2011) – On Tuesday, the Hyatt Regency hosted the Log Cabin Republican’s annual awards dinner. It was headlined by repeal champions Senators Susan Collins and Scott Brown, as well as Representatives Richard Hanna and Nan Hayworth, freshman legislators who have distinguished themselves as allies since coming to Congress in 2010. It was also particularly fitting that these awards were hosted the same day “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” officially ended.

“Log Cabin Republicans plays a vital role within the Republican Party which increasingly recognizes the need for inclusion and unity around core conservative values,” said Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper. “We celebrate the repeal of the failed and unconstitutional ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy and honor the courageous leadership of Senator Collins, without whom this landmark victory would not have been possible. We are also proud to honor several new allies in the fight for freedom in Senator Brown and Representatives Hanna and Hayworth. We look forward to working with these principled leaders to build a stronger Republican party.”

Log Cabin Republicans is the nation’s only organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans. Log Cabin has state and local chapters nationwide, full-time staff in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee, and state political action committees.

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