SLDN plaintiffs discuss DOMA on MSNBC

Charlie Morgan and Karen Morgan, two plaintiffs in the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) lawsuit challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), appeared on MSNBC yesterday to talk about their marriage and the harms of DOMA.

Charlie and Karen have been together for over 14 years and live with their daughter Casey in New Hampshire. In September, Charlie, shortly after returning from a deployment in Kuwait, was diagnosed with a recurrence of stage four breast cancer. She is worried about what will happen to her family in the event that her health worsens.

“Time is of the essence for me … I came back from deployment proving that I’m willing to put my life on the line for my country. It’s important now that my country protect my family,” said Charlie, who has served in the armed forces for more than 16 years.

Watch the full video here, and click here to learn more about Freedom to Marry’s role in Standing Up for New Hampshire Families.