WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the Modern Military Association of American, the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ military and veteran non-profit, is devastated by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the historic Roe v. Wade ruling.
“The tremendous amount of legal chaos and fear the court has just inflicted on countless military families across the country is truly unprecedented,” said Jennifer Dane, MMAA Chief Executive. “We are incredibly concerned about what the Supreme Court’s decision means for service members and veterans stationed in states that have stripped away their rights and criminalized their reproductive decisions.”
MMAA calls on Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs to step in and protect service members and veterans where state legislation fails to do so.
MMAA also expresses deep concern over Justice Clarence Thomas’ comments suggesting that same-sex marriage be targeted next.
“We are so deeply alarmed by Justice Thomas’ radical pledge to revisit and overturn a constitutional right to marriage equality,” said Dane. “We cannot possibly move forward toward a more equitable and inclusive society if government leaders keep undoing decades of progress.”
The Modern Military Association of America (MMAA) is the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit organization for LGBTQ+ service members, military spouses, veterans and allies. Formed through the merger of the American Military Partner Association and OutServe-SLDN, MMAA is a united voice for the LGBTQ military and veteran community.