Chuck Hagel needs to advance LGBT equality as Secretary of Defense

This week, President Barack Obama announced Senator Chuck Hagel as his nominee for Secretary of Defense. This creates some questions about how Sen. Hagel's confirmation would impact the state of LGBT equality in the military, given an apologetic, yet mixed record on LGBT issues.

As such, Sen. Hagel needs to say that, if confirmed, he will immediately extend equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies to LGBT servicemembers, as well as extend all benefits available to married same-sex military couples and families.

Sign our petition urging Sen. Hagel to make this promise before a vote on his confirmation takes place:

Senator Chuck Hagel:

Please promise that, upon confirmation as Secretary of Defense, your will issue a secretarial directive extending equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies to LGBT servicemembers, as well as extending all benefits available to married same-sex military couples and families.
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