September 21, 2010 - 5:44pm
anchor and gay rights activist Contessa Brewer on Tuesday warned of
"consequences" for senators who oppose repealing the ban on gays serving
openly in the military. In the 12pm hour, she speculated, "...My big question here, will there be consequences, especially for moderates who refuse to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
" [MP3 audio here
in the News Live show, Brewer interviewed Daniel Choi, an ex-Army
lieutenant who was discharged under the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.
Brewer repeated her prediction, citing the planned vote of Senator Susan
Collins: "Will there be consequences for her this afternoon if she votes
to block the procedure moving forward?"
Despite reporting on gay
rights issues, the journalist has also lobbied for political change.
On July 24, 2010, she appeared at a fundraiser
in Kentucky. A press release touted, "As the evening's featured guest,
MSNBC's Brewer, who has several family ties to Kentucky, will speak on
the need for a statewide anti-discrimination Fairness law in the
Commonwealth from a national news perspective."