From KSL –
Matheson votes for repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
OH! So THAT’S what a primary challenge does!
SALT LAKE CITY — A repeal of the 1993 “don’t ask, don’t tell” law passed both the U.S. House and a key Senate committee Friday. Congressman Jim Matheson was the only member of Utah’s delegation who voted for it.
The political dynamic is real, but so is the effect “don’t ask, don’t tell” has had on countless military men and women over the years.”
Cal Noyce is a military veteran. He lives with his partner Bruce in Salt Lake City. For more than 20 years, he served in Utah’s Air National guard. But he lied about the fact that he was gay, so he could serve. He pushed for an end to “don’t ask, don’t tell’ in the ‘90s. Now, he says Congress voting “yes” on its repeal is a relief. Noyce says, “I basically had to lie to do something that I felt an obligation to do and something I wanted to do, and that was serve my country.”
So – Jim … this is one of those historic votes we kept getting told we needed you for, but that you kept voting with the Republicans on. Primary Jim is kind of entertaining. Ha! I’m not buying it for one second, but it is entertaining.