SLDN Launches 30 Days of Pride! On Friday, SLDN launched a month-long campaign, 30 Days of Pride, that will profile individuals and organizations making a difference today in the fight for full LGBT military equality. The campaign will feature a new profile per day throughout the month of June - LGBT Pride Month - and begins by spotlighting the plaintiffs in SLDN's landmark litigation, McLaughlin v. U.S. The lawsuit, filed in October 2011, challenges the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and three other federal statutes that may be interpreted to preclude the military from providing equal recognition, support, and benefits to the families of gay and lesbian service members and veterans. Be sure to check back each day in June for a new profile.
SLDN Joins Pride Events Throughout U.S. in the Month of June. In addition to posting a new profile each day, SLDN will be on the road at LGBT Pride celebrations across the U.S. throughout the month of June. These include Honolulu, Boston, Denver, New Orleans, and New York City. For a complete listing, click here.
DOMA Again Ruled Unconstitutional by U.S. Courts. On Thursday, Army Veteran and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis applauded a new decision by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. To read SLDN's statement, click here.
SLDN Board Co-Chairs Mark Memorial Day by Honoring Fallen LGBT Service Members. To read their blog, click here.
06-01-12 By Zeke Stokes, SLDN Communications Director |