Servicemembers Legal Defense Network has launched an online petition calling on the President to issue an executive order prohibiting discrimination and harrassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the armed services.
"It is rather shocking that we continue to see isolated incidents of servicemembers trying to force the Pentagon to let them out of their service obligations because the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law still technically remains on the books."
"As predicted, the Senate Armed Services Committee has remained focused on serious military issues and has refused to waste time and taxpayer money trying to delay or stop the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law."
by Aubrey Sarvis - Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Executive Director
This week, the Senate Armed Services Committee will take its turn discussing and voting on the defense bill. While none of these damaging House amendments have surfaced yet in the SASC, we cannot afford to allow these House amendments to pass in the Senate.