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SLDN Responds to Obama Announcement of Support for Marriage Equality

For immediate release: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Contact: Zeke Stokes at (202) 621-5406 or

(WASHINGTON, DC)  Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis released the following statement today upon the announcement by President Barack Obama of his support for marriage equality.

"This is a great day for gay and lesbian service members, who are living with the daily reality that while they are now able to serve openly, they and their families are treated as second-class citizens under laws like the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  Certainly, the President's leadership in repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' laid the foundation for his reaching this positive outcome. We welcome the President's support for marriage and will work with him to repeal DOMA and all laws that undermine equality and treat our service members unfairly."

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