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Congress introduces Restore Honor to Service Members Act

 

branches-of-service-combo-paRepresentatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Charles Rangel (D-NY) joined by United States Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will introduce the Restore Honor to Service Members Act. This legislation is being introduced to help service members discharged for no other reason than their sexual orientation correct their military record to reflect their honorable service.

Matt Thorn, Interim Executive Director for OutServe-SLDN, released a statement Tuesday, July 14, saying, “The Restore Honor to Service Members Act is needed for our gay and lesbian service members. It codifies the procedures and processes already taking place at the Department of Defense. It simplifies the paperwork process which at the moment is lengthy, time consuming and arduous. Finally it allows the estimated 100,000 service members who were discharged for their sexual orientation prior to the implementation of don’t ask don’t tell to seek upgrades that have been unattainable to them.”OutServe-SLDN (OS-SLDN) is the largest non-partisan, non-profit, legal services and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America’s military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

With more than fifty chapters and 60,000 subscribers around the world, OS-SLDN supports a professional network of LGBT military personnel and strives to create an environment of respect in the military with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity. OS-SLDN provides free and direct legal assistance to service members and veterans affected by the repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law and the prior regulatory ban on open service, as well as those currently serving who may experience harassment or discrimination. For more information, visit www.outserve-sldn.org. For the full press release, click here.

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