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Ruben Gallego on Homeland Security

 

 


2009: pushed to overturn military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

After returning from Iraq, I moved to Arizona and quickly became politically active on LGBTQ issues. In 2006, I worked on the campaign against an Arizona ballot initiative that would have amended the Arizona constitution to prohibit the state from recognizing same-sex marriages or civil unions. Our campaign was successful and Arizona became the first state in the nation to defeat a same-sex marriage ban.

I have a long history of working with the Human Rights Campaign, joining HRC and Voices of Honor in 2009 to push the Obama administration to overturn the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Since being elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010, I have co-sponsored bills granting Marriage Equality in Arizona and creating a state version of the Employer Nondiscrimination Act. I have a 100% rating from Equality Arizona.

Source: 2014 Arizona House campaign website, GallegoForArizona.com , May 31, 2014

Troops in Iraq got inadequate resources

I joined the Marine Corps & served in Iraq with Lima 3/25, a unit that saw one of the highest casualty rates of the war. My unit was so hard hit because Congress had failed to allocate resources for the armored vehicles we needed. We were rolling around Iraq in amphibious assault vehicles that offered no protection to roadside bombs. We knew it and the insurgents knew it, but Congress wasn't doing anything about it.
Source: 2014 Arizona House campaign website, GallegoForArizona.com , May 31, 2014

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