“Stories from the Frontlines: Letters to President Barack Obama” is a new media campaign launched to build momentum at this critical point in the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, in coalition with GA Voice, will share a letter from a service member every day as we approach the markup of the Defense Authorization bill in the Senate and House Armed Services Committees. We’re urging the President to include repeal in the Administration’s defense budget recommendations, but also to voice his support as we work to muster the 15 critical votes needed on the Senate Armed Services Committee to include repeal. The Defense Authorization bill represents the best legislative vehicle to bringing repeal to the president’s desk. It also was the same vehicle used to pass DADT in 1993. By working together, we can help build momentum to get the votes! We ask that you forward and post these personal stories. For more information, please visit the campaign website: www.sldn.org/letters
Jason Carter, who handily won the May 11 special election for state Senate District 42, will be the only Democrat on the ballot during the July 20 primary.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, it appears Jason Carter has won today’s state Senate District 42 special election. The grandson of former president Jimmy Carter was endorsed by Georgia Equality.
Today’s ballot for Dekalb-based seat includes one gay candidate and three who are gay-friendly
Former anti-gay politician found dead in late March in apparent murder-suicide