The Pentagon's Comprehensive Review Working Group on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' will meet with a group of lesbian and gay military partners, Servicemembers United reports. The meeting will take place in conjunction with Servicemembers United's Military Partners Forum on September 16, 2010.
"The meeting will be a first of its kind for both the Pentagon and for the military partner community. The Campaign for Military Partners was launched by Servicemembers United in 2009 to reach out to, recognize, connect, and support the partners of LGBT military personnel. The online hub for this initiative, www.MilitaryPartners.org, was launched in the spring of 2010. Servicemembers United will be hosting the first ever Military Partners Forum in Washington, DC on September 16, 2010 in conjunction with its fall "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Lobby Day."
Said Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United: "We are honored to be able to facilitate this meeting between the partners of active duty lesbian and gay troops and the leadership and staff of the Comprehensive Review Working Group. The plight of military partners is something that Servicemembers United has led the way on with our Campaign for Military Partners, and we have been pushing for partner input into the review process for quite some time. We are glad that the Pentagon recognizes the value of input from these silent heroes."