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Petitioning White House President Barack Obama

Issue Executive Order prohibiting LGBT discrimination in the military

3,576
Supporters

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.

Letter to
White House President Barack Obama
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. I urge you 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.

Please take this next step for LGBT equality in America's military.


Sincerely,