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(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans are proud to announce that the organization will honor Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) with its highest award, the Spirit of Lincoln, during its national dinner held September 20th at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC.

“Since his election to the United States Senate, Senator Scott Brown has been a principled advocate for the people of Massachusetts, a tremendous addition to the Congress and an insightful voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “As a currently serving officer in the Army National Guard, Senator Brown knew that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was not working and was a critical part of the legislative team that ended the policy. We thank Senator Brown for being on the right side of history in ending this failed policy and we are honored to present him with the Spirit of Lincoln Award. Senator Brown has proven himself to be an ally to our community whose service should be recognized, and Log Cabin Republicans are proud to call this warrior-citizen a friend.”

Senator Scott Brown stated, “As I said when I voted to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, when a soldier answers the call to serve and risks life or limb, it has never mattered to me whether they are gay or straight. My only concern has been whether their service and sacrifice is with pride and honor. I would like to thank Log Cabin Republicans for this award.”

For more information or to schedule an interview with R. Clarke Cooper contact Christian Berle at (202) 604-8124 or visit our website at


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.