The leader of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a group that advocates for the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, wrote a letter to President Obama today urging him to include repeal in his defense budget recommendations.
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SLDN's executive director, Aubrey Sarvis, wrote that he's "very disturbed" by reports that the White House is asking lawmakers to delay a vote on repeal until after the mid-term elections.
Sarvis explained to the The Advocate that House and Senate staffers have told him that Department of Defense representatives have asked them to delay the vote. The DOD, he said, doesn't want a vote until a review of the policy is completed by the Pentagon. The review is due in December.