On 15 April, several members of the United States military will be honored by Logo Television as part of their NewNowNext Awards ceremony. This will be taking place in Los Angeles, CA. The show airs at 10:00pm EDT. Reverend Allyson Robinson, OutServe-SLDN’s Executive Director, stated “It’s an honor to receive this nomination for the work we are doing on behalf of our nation’s LGBT service members, veterans, and their families. It’s a testament to the fact that our work to achieve full equality in our military is not over; indeed, it is just beginning, and we are thrilled to be recognized.”
Robinson will be attending the ceremony along with the service members and veterans. These individuals are plaintiffs in OS-SLDN’s lawsuit McLaughlin v. Panetta and are challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.
According to OS-SLDN, these are the individuals attending:
Colonel Stewart Bornhoft, US Army (Retired): COL Stewart Bornhoft served in the U.S. Army from the time of his West Point graduation in 1969 until his retirement in 1995. He completed two tours of duty in Vietnam before serving in Europe for three years and commanding two districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In his final tour of duty, COL Bornhoft was the Director of Public Works at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, during which time he was called to Oklahoma City by the Commander of the Third Army to be the Secretary of the Army’s Defense Coordinating Officer on-site during the rescue and recovery efforts following the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in April 1995. He is married to Stephen McNabb, a former Navy Lieutenant with eight years of active duty service and his partner of nearly 17 years, and they live in Bonita, CA.
Lieutenant Gary Ross, US Navy & Dan Ross: LT Gary Ross has served in the U.S. Navy since 1995 and is currently assigned as the Combat Systems Officer in U.S.S. Anchorage (LPD 23). As the Combat Systems Officer, Ross is the Department Head responsible for Force Protection, Combat Communications Division, Combat Electronics Division, Combat Guns Division, and Combat Missiles Division. He married his partner of more than 13 years, Dan, in the State of Vermont at 12:01 a.m. on September 20, 2011 as the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” took effect.
Major Steve Snyder-Hill, US Army Reserve & Joshua Snyder-Hill: MAJ Steve Snyder-Hill is an Army reservist with nearly 20 years of service. He is also a veteran of Operation Desert Shield. He is married to Joshua Snyder-Hill, his partner of more than a year, and they reside in Columbus, OH, where CPT Snyder-Hill is the director of the Columbus Public Health WIC Program for Franklin County. MAJ Snyder-Hill drew national interest when he submitted a video via YouTube that was used during the Fox News/Google Republican Presidential Debate in September 2011 to question the candidates about the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”