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Major Magaret Witt’s Victory in DADT Case!

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SLDN has put out a press release congratulating Major Witt on our government deciding to drop its appeal in her case. We won!

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis released the following statement regarding the announcement that Major Margaret Witt will receive full retirement, the government will drop its appeal of the federal court ruling in her favor, and the unlawful 2003 discharge under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will be removed from her military service record:

“We congratulate Air Force Major Margaret Witt and her legal team on the stunning victory announced today. Major Witt is a decorated veteran, discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ after 18 years of sacrifice for our country as an operating room and flight nurse. Today’s events underscore once again the unjust nature of this discriminatory chapter in American history. Her case established a new rule of law in the Ninth Circuit, and her voice and story were pivotal in building support for the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ This is not just a victory for Major Witt – it’s a victory for justice and for service members everywhere.”
Congratulations to Major Witt.  (More here.)

Remember, folks, these wins have not happened in a vacuum. Pressure works. Keep up the good fight.

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