Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Gay Marriage In The Military? SLDN Prepares For Next Fight

"With “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” relegated to the dustbin of history, the largest group representing gay troops is gunning for gay marriage.
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) plans to file a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as it relates to gay and lesbian service members.Since 1996, federal agencies and the military have been barred from recognizing the legal marriages of gay couples because of DOMA, which defines marriage as a heterosexual union.SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis told The Huffington Post that his group will argue that DOMA violates gay military couples' Fifth Amendment right to due process."

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