SLDN Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling Declaring DADT Unconstitutional
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2010
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Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Releases Statement on Federal Judge's Ruling Declaring DADT Unconstitutional
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), a national, legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT), released the following statement tonight on the ruling of U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips declaring DADT unconstitutional.
Statement from Aubrey Sarvis, Army veteran and executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Network:
“We’re pleased by the judge's decision, but this decision is likely to be appealed and will linger for years. Congress made the DADT law 17 years ago and Congress should repeal it. The Senate will have the opportunity to do just that this month and most Americans think the Senate should seize it. Kudos and congratulations to Log Cabin Republicans and Servicemembers United for bringing this important challenge.”
This case, Log Cabin Republicans vs. United States of America, was filed in 2004. Click here to read the decision.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (www.sldn.org) is a national, non-profit legal services and policy organization dedicated to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” A journalists’ guide is available here.