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Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

SLDN Releases Statement on White House Pride Proclamation

Sarvis: "Mr. President, let's get certification done this month."

(Washington, D.C.) In response to President Obama's proclamation of June as LGBT Pride Month, Army Veteran and Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis today released the following statement, renewing his call on the White House to ensure swift certification under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal law.

"At SLDN, we commend the President for his recognition of June as LGBT Pride Month, and we join him in promoting equality for all Americans, including our nation's service members. Unfortunately, it's difficult to explain - much less defend - that we are approaching six months since the President signed repeal legislation, and gay and lesbian service members are still without certification, still being investigated under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and still at risk of being discharged. Meanwhile, our opponents continue their attempts to exploit this vacuum as an opportunity to delay and derail repeal, and service members are required to serve in silence. Mr. President, let's get certification done this month."

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