Sunday, April 14, 2013

Logo TV Honors Gay Military Families

OutServe-SLDN announced that Logo TV’s NewNowNext Awards that airs on the network Monday, April 15th at 10P will include uniformed service members & veterans in the audience to be honored during the ceremony. OutServe-SLDN is also Nominated for “Most Innovative Charity” Award. Allyson Robinson Army Veteran & OutServe-SLDN Executive Director stated, “It’s an honor to receive this nomination for the work we are doing on behalf of our nation’s LGBT service members, veterans & their families. It’s a testament to the fact that our work to achieve full equality in our military is not over; indeed, it is just beginning & we are thrilled to be recognized.” Robinson will be attending the ceremony along with the following service members & veterans, all of whom are plaintiffs in OutServe-SLDN’s landmark litigation, McLaughlin v. Panetta, challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) & other definitions of spouses in federal court: Colonel Stewart Bornhoft, US Army (Retired). COL Stewart Bornhoft served in the U.S. Army from the time of his West Point graduation in 1969 until his retirement in 1995. He is married to Stephen McNabb, a former Navy Lieutenant with eight years of active duty service & his partner of nearly 17 years. They live in Bonita, CA. Lieutenant Gary Ross, US Navy & Dan Ross. LT Gary Ross has served in the U.S. Navy since 1995 & is currently assigned as the Combat Systems Officer in U.S.S. Anchorage (LPD 23). He married his partner of more than 13 years, Dan, in the State of Vermont at 12:01 a.m. on September 20, 2011 as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” took effect. Major Steve Snyder-Hill, US Army Reserve & Joshua Snyder-Hill. MAJ Steve Snyder-Hill is an Army reservist with nearly 20 years of service. He is married to Joshua Snyder-Hill, his partner of more than a year. They reside in Columbus, OH, where CPT Snyder-Hill is the director of the Columbus Public Health WIC Program for Franklin County. MAJ Snyder-Hill drew national interest when he submitted a video via YouTube that was used during the Fox News/Google Republican Presidential Debate in September 2011 to question the candidates about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”


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