Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Makes Case Why Appeal Should be Addressed Now
(WASHINGTON D.C.) Oct. 9 -- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), along with veterans discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," will be participating in the National Equality March on tomorrow in Washington D.C.
"This march will serve as a forum to make our case that DADT repeal needs Washington's immediate attention," said Aubrey Sarvis, SLDN executive director. "It is exactly at this time -- during two wars -- when repeal should happen to free up thousands of qualified service members, including linguists and intelligence analysts, to go fight and win these wars. We've been waiting 16 years for this law to go.
"Yes, the President and Congress have a lot on their plate right now. But the plate will always be full. This President has not only campaigned on ending DADT but has said doing so is urgent. And the new Congress has been in business now for 9 months -- it's time to see some movement on legislative repeal of the law."