Philadelphia

MARK SEGAL’S HOLIDAY PARTY WITH GUEST OF HONOR U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy On the Historic Night that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed.

According to Philly.com “U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy had just left the Flyers game Saturday when his cell phone rang in the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center. “Patrick,” the voice on the phone said, “this is Barack.” President Obama was calling to congratulate Murphy on the Senate vote repealing the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending a 17-year battle over the role of gays and lesbians in the military.
“Today, we finally closed the books on the discriminatory ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy that hurt our national security and ran counter to our national values,” Murphy said. The Bucks County Democrat, who lost his bid for reelection in November, will be at the White House this week, when Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.”AFTER that he went to Mark Segal’s Annual Holiday Party where the crowd erupted in cheers on his arrival. After a few words he joined Governor Rendell, Mayor Nutter, Representative Robert Brady, Councilman DiCicco and DA Seth Williams in singing Christmas songs along with the Philadelphia Gay Chorus. Murphy tells me he leaves office Jan 2, 2011 and starts at Fox Rothschild on Jan 3, 2011