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(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans strongly object to the advertisement put out by Governor Rick Perry’s campaign about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and ‘traditional American values.’

“Governor Perry is running to be Commander-in-Chief, not Theocrat-in-Chief,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers. It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of faith does not afford one to support equality. America is at a crossroads and our next President must be someone who is battle-focused on turning around the economy and enabling all Americans the freedom to succeed.”


Log Cabin Republicans is the only Republican organization dedicated to representing the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and their allies. The more than 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.