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Gay Veteran Inaugural Honor

By Charlotte Robinson, January 21, 2013
Just to show how far our LGBT community has advanced since Obama’s last inaugural David Hall a former Air Force Sergeant discharged under the repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law & now Director of Development at OutServe-SLDN has been chosen as one of eight Americans to serve as “citizen co-chairs” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration taking place this weekend in Washington DC. The eight individuals highlight the President’s first-term accomplishments. Hall stated, “This is certainly the honor of a lifetime & I am grateful to President Obama for his leadership in repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ so that no qualified American who wants to serve this country in uniform will never again be denied that right simply because they are gay or lesbian.” Hall joined the seven others in the National Day of Service on Saturday that kicked off the inaugural events over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. He will attend the swearing-in ceremony Monday & along with the other co-chairs will ride on an inaugural parade float highlighting the inaugural theme of “Our People: Our Future.” Monday evening he will attend the official inaugural balls. Following his discharge under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Hall became a plaintiff in Servicemembers Legal Defense Network 's constitutional challenge to the government's ban on open service. Congrats David!! Updates to Come...:)

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