Issue Executive Order prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the military
  • Petitioned President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Issue Executive Order prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the military

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The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is just one important milestone along the journey to achieving LGBT equality in America’s military. SLDN has asked President Obama to issue an executive order prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Such an order would give LGBT service members recourse outside their chain of command if they are experiencing discrimination or harassment.

“Every service member deserves equal respect in the work environment. Signing legislation that allows for repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was necessary, but it is not sufficient for ensuring equality in the military. It’s critical that gay and lesbian service members have the same avenues for recourse as their straight counterparts when it comes to harassment and discrimination,” says Army Veteran and SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis.

SLDN urges you to join us in asking President Obama to take this next step for LGBT equality in America's military.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. SLDN To Obama: Ban LGBT Military Bias With Executive Order

      Washington Blade's Phil Reese reports about SLDN's petition asking the President to issue an executive order ending discrimination against LGBT people in the military.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Julia Whitaker BUCKHEAD, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I just don't see how love can be wrong. Whether it is straight or gay.

    • Brieanna Boisclair DAVISON, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because their job is hard enough without being discriminated against on top of everything else. Besides, if someone has your back when it really counts, what difference does the gender of the person waiting for them back home make?

    • calenna carver KILN, MS
      • almost 3 years ago

      because i am gay and i want to join the military you shouldnt descriminate against sexual orientation

    • Daniel Toven FAYETTEVILLE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I want to ensure that all of my LGBT Soldiers are adequately protected by law/executive order.

    • Bianca Sheely CONWAY, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I feel it is wrong and unjust to deny anyone their right as an American solely based on their sexual orientation. It's just un-American!


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