Panel on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Solomon Amendment
This week legislation to overturn the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy will hit the House floor. In December twelve service members discharged from the military for their sexual orientation filed an equal protection challenge to the military policy. The GAO recently released a report that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has cost the military $191 million. And a few months ago the 3rd Circuit invalidated the Solomon Amendment, the federal statute which denies federal funding to higher education institutions that bar military recruiters from campus.
Gays in the military is a hot issue these days. Become informed about both the legal and policy aspects of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the related Solomon Amendment by attending a panel discussion this Wednesday, March 2, from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in Room 225.
The panelists include:
-Paul Smith, Counsel for Appellants in Lawrence v. Texas
-Sharon Alexander, Counsel for Law and Policy, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
-Eugene Kontorovich, Professor at GMUSL and author of an article on the Solomon Amendment
Moderated by Professor Joseph Zengerle, Executive Director of GMUSL's Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers.
A reception in the atrium will follow the panel discussion.
*The panel is sponsored by the Law School Administration, SBA, ACS, Federalist Society, and GALLA.