Tag Archives: Aubrey Sarvis

Aubrey Sarvis On DADT Repeal

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network head Aubrey Sarvis gives the president huge credit for the repeal of DADT, but warns of the day when one of our enemies wins back the Oval Office. “Most of the candidates say they would repeal the repeal. A new president could force the military to change the regulations, and we would go back to a ...

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TONIGHT: Debut Of HBO’s DADT Film

This morning I attended a press screening of the above title at HBO’s midtown headquarters. Servicemembers Legal Defense Network head Aubrey Sarvis and DADT activists Major Mike Almy and Colonel Victor Fehrenbach joined the filmmakers for a Q&A session after the film, which debuts tonight at midnight. Highly recommended! DADT officially ends tomorrow.

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HomoQuotable – Aubrey Sarvis

“Captain Owen Honors was acting more like the president of a frat house rather than the executive officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. We call upon the Navy to investigate this matter thoroughly. It is very important that the most senior leadership make it absolutely clear that this kind of bad behavior and poor judgment is not only unacceptable, but that ...

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SLDN Files DADT Suit

As further pressure on the members of the lame duck Senate, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network today filed a federal lawsuit demanding the reinstatement of three veterans discharged under DADT. The lawsuit filed in federal district court in San Francisco also seeks to have the ban on openly gay troops declared unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable for any service members. “I don’t ...

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Mission Incomplete: Pro-DADT Repeal Groups To Rally On Capitol Hill This Friday

A large coalition of pro-DADT repeal groups are joining the “Mission: Incomplete” rally sponsored by SLDN this Friday at noon on Capitol Hill. SLDN’s Aubrey Sarvis, via press release: “We call upon the Senate and the President to remain in session and in Washington until the National Defense Authorization Act is passed – which includes the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask.’ ...

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Log Cabin Republicans Ask John McCain To Change His Mind On DADT

Chris Matthews calls out LCR head R. Clark Cooper for being a gay Republican, what with their pesky anti-gay platform. Cooper: “Something, something, work from the inside, something something.”

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HomoQuotable – Aubrey Sarvis

“A number of service members have contacted SLDN to seek guidance on surveys concerning the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — the discriminatory law barring gay and lesbian service members from serving with integrity. At this time SLDN cannot recommend that lesbian, gay, or bisexual service members participate in any survey being administered by the Department of Defense, the ...

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HomoQuotable – Aubrey Sarvis

“In his State of the Union message President Obama said repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was the right thing to do. But Friday evening President Obama did the wrong thing, and in doing so he and Secretary Gates delivered a devastating blow to getting repeal done this year. Their joint political decision showed a lack of respect for our LGBT ...

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Is the DOD Blocking DADT Repeal?

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network executive director Aubrey Sarvis has penned a open letter (PDF) to the president demanding that he stand by his State of the Union pledge to repeal DADT. Sarvis told the Advocate this weekend that Capitol Hill staffers are reporting that the Pentagon has asked Congress to put off a vote until their repeal implementation study can ...

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HomoQuotable – Aubrey Sarvis

“A story in Sunday’s Boston Globe asserts that the Obama Administration is telling the Pentagon and gay rights activists that “it will have to study the implications for national security and enlist more support in Congress” before trying to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The sources cited for this information are “people involved in the discussions” — in a word, ...

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