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SLDN Week in Review: April 16-20, 2012

New York Times Covers Historic Loverde Reinstatement. This week, SLDN announced a resolution on behalf of Air Force Staff Sergeant Anthony Loverde in the Almy v. U.S. case, making him the second service member to be reinstated to his previous rank and position on active duty following "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal. He will take the oath in May and report to duty at Little Rock AFB in Arkansas in June. Following a week of wide coverage in both mainstream and LGBT media, the New York Times profiled the Loverde reinstatement on Friday in its national print edition. To read the New York Times coverage, click here. For SLDN's news release about the reinstatement, click here.  

DOMA Taxes Military Families Unfairly. SLDN's lead plaintiff in the case McLaughlin v. U.S., which challenges the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and three other federal statutes that prevent equal benefits and support for all military families, published an op-ed piece this week highlighting the difficulties that tax day brings for married gay and lesbian service members and their families. To read the op-ed, click here.

SLDN and OutServe Partner on New Weekly Podcast. SLDN and OutServe have partnered to bring you a weekly podcast, a ten-minute look at timely news and information related to LGBT military service. The podcast is hosted by MC1(SW) Jeremy Johnson, a U.S. Navy reservist and member of SLDN's Military Advisory Council. To listen to the most recent podcast and subscribe to future editions, click here.

By Zeke Stokes, SLDN Communications Director |