U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman sent out this statement after today’s failure to pass ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ legislation in the U.S. Senate.

“I’m disappointed by the vote today, but make no mistake: this is a cause whose time has come. I remain confident that we will repeal this policy that is unjust and discriminatory and counter both to our national values and our national security. We didn’t win today, but we can win this fight this year.”