On Dec. 2, Laura Schlessinger delivered a surprising four-minute rant defending the right of gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
The infamously anti-gay, right-wing radio host called the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy ridiculous and call for its elimination. Schlessinger said gays have always their country side-by-side with straights without any harmful repercussions and they deserve our gratitude for it. Click here to listen to the audio.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, which has often been critical of Schlessinger, praised her for the support.
“Of course we’re glad she’s on the right side of this issue,” GLAAD said in a statement. “She has a powerful platform that could definitely help change a few hearts and minds. Which is exactly why it’s dangerous when she uses that platform to use hurtful language. And it’s why she’ll only be free from our criticism when she stops defending her choices to use vile words to demean entire communities.”