The best way to erase the law from the books in 2010 is for the Obama administration to include repeal in the defense authorization bill and then for Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, to also include repeal of the law in the defense bill he reports out of his committee.
As one of the few (yes, 18,000 is a few!) couples that had the opportunity to legally marry in 2008, I am aware that we have a very critical responsibility to represent the fight for marriage equality. The reality of daily activities has become a sort of rally for marriage equality.
Once anyone has served our country in uniform with honor and dignity in an honest and genuine way, it becomes increasingly difficult for anyone to deny them the freedoms they fight to protect for all others.
Servicemembers United announced yesterday the release of a plan for repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law in 2010 that accomplishes the goals of both pro-repeal advocates, including the White House, and the senior Pentagon leadership.