According to SLDN
, gay activists chose 2003 "to start a campaign against DADT.
provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination.
Schmalz to SLDN
Frontlines blog, http://freedomtoserve.
also offers a software development kit with information on building and integrating applications relevant to the SoftLayer API.
In October 2011, SLDN
filed landmark litigation on behalf of eight married gay and lesbian service members and veterans challenging DOMA and three other federal statutes that may be interpreted to prevent the military from providing the same protections and support to all families.
So at SLDN
we are in a unique position to assess what "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is and the faces that are behind this policy.
FREE HOTLINE: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members with questions are urged to contact the SLDN
hotline to speak with a staff attorney: Call 1-800-538-7418 or 202-328-3244 x100.
When sexual orientation plays a role in a military investigation, young gay and lesbian service members are often reluctant to talk with investigators out of fear that they themselves will be investigated," says SLDN
spokesman Steve Ralls.
begun reaching out to the presidential candidates?
is dedicated to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell.
and the Log Cabin Republicans file legal challenges to "don't ask, don't tell.
also called on the Pentagon to implement the Anti-Harassment Action Plan originally adopted more than five years ago but never implemented.