The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is organizing 265 veterans, allies and supporters to march on the White House 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and urge President Obama to break his silence on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal. The 265 marchers represent the number of service members discharged since the President and the new Congress were sworn in. The marchers will be led by five of the plaintiffs in Cook v. Gates, a Supreme Court case that was filed by the plaintiffs and SLDN in December 2004 on behalf of 12 lesbian and gay veterans discharged under DADT.
SLDN will be joined by the following partner organizations:
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Metropolitan Community Churches
National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce