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OS-SLDN Statement on Resignation of Jeh Johnson

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

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OS-SLDN Statement on Jeh Johnson Announcement of Resignation at Department of Defense

(WASHINGTON, DC) Army veteran and OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson released the following statement today in response to the announcement of the resignation of Jeh Johnson as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense:

"At OutServe-SLDN, we appreciate, admire, and applaud the critical leadership role that Jeh Johnson played in the repeal of the discriminatory 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law as General Counsel at the Department of Defense. He has earned not only our respect, but also a place in history as a warrior for fairness and equality for all Americans. We wish him the best as he returns to private practice, where we know he will continue to use his considerable talents to make our nation a better place."


About OutServe-SLDN: OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel with more than fifty chapters and 6000 members around the world It works to support a professional network of LGBT military personnel and create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. It is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. For more information, visit

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