SLDN Responds to Passage of Respect for Marriage Act in Senate Judiciary Committee
Sarvis reaffirms SLDN’s commitment to full LGBT equality in the military
For Immediate Release:
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Zeke Stokes (SLDN): 202.621.5406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(Washington, D.C.) Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis released a statement regarding today’s successful 10-8 vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee on legislation that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.
“At SLDN, we are pleased to see the Respect for Marriage Act move forward in Congress. Repealing the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is a cornerstone of the work that remains to finish the job of bringing about full LGBT equality in the military. Whether it's defeated in the courts or repealed by Congress, SLDN will not rest until this discriminatory law is history.” said Sarvis.
ABOUT SLDN: Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) 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. SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. Since 1993, our in-house legal team has responded to more than 11,000 requests for assistance. To learn more, click here.
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