Ga. gay veteran to testify before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

The briefing is titled, “Is the Federal Government Adequately Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Service Members Who Have Fought for Our Rights?” Ingram was specifically invited to address LGBT issues.

Ingram said he plans to discuss how the Defense of Marriage Act discriminates against same-sex married service members, the ongoing ban on transgender service members, streamlining the process to upgrade “Less than Honorable” discharges for LGBT veterans, and more.

“This is a great opportunity to take a final swing at DOMA just before the upcoming Supreme Court decision in June,” Ingram said.

Photo: Danny Ingram (by Laura Douglas-Brown)