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OutServe-SLDN Reacts to Presidential Race Outcome

For immediate release:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Contact: Zeke Stokes at
202-621-5406 or zeke@outserve-sldn.org

OutServe-SLDN on Obama Victory: "Now is the time to step on the gas"

(WASHINGTON, DC) Tonight, OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson released the following statement regarding the election of President Barack Obama to a second term as President of the United States:

"It's clear from tonight's results that Americans have no desire to turn the clock back on our drive to full equality. The President knows that the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was not the end, but just the beginning. Now is the time to step on the gas to repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that all service members and their families are treated equally by our military. And now is the time to say once and for all that any qualified American who wants to serve our country in uniform should not face discrimination or harassment because of sexual orientation or gender identity."

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 OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination.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 www.outserve-sldn.org.

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