Thursday, August 18, 2011
Senator Scott Brown to Receive the Spirit of Lincoln Award
"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."