(WASHINGTON) -- One day after the Senate shot down the chance to repeal "don’t ask, don’t tell, nearly 100 protestors gathered north of the Capitol to urge the Senate to forego their holiday vacation and remain in session until DADT is repealed.
Amid chants of “Don’t go home,” the protestors stressed that legislators had an obligation to the straight and LGBT service members stationed across the world through the Christmas holidays.
Gay and straight activists shared stories of personal struggle and sought to show that, no matter the orientation, all service members serve the same military.
The protest was organized by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a non-profit organization which was established in 1993 when DADT originally passed. SLDN also organized the DADT rally with Lady Gaga this September.
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