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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

DADT DOA

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has just been put on hold by a federal judge.

federal judge ordered the military Tuesday to immediately stop enforcing its ban on openly gay troops, bringing the 17-year “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy closer than it has ever been to being abolished.

Justice Department attorneys have 60 days to appeal the injunction but did not say what their next step would be.

President Barack Obama has backed a Democratic effort in Congress to repeal the law, rather than in an executive order or in court.

But U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ injunction leaves the administration with a choice: Continue defending a law it opposes with an appeal, or do nothing, let the policy be overturned, and add an explosive issue to a midterm election with Republicans poised to make major gains.

Department of Justice and Pentagon officials were reviewing the judge’s decision and said they had no immediate comment.

Now here is the interesting thing: who do you think brought this lawsuit?  Must be one of the gay rights groups or a bunch of liberal Democrats.  Certainly the evil gay-hating conservatives would never be a part of ... oh.

Phillips’ order goes into effect immediately, said Dan Woods, the attorney who represented the Log Cabin Republicans, the gay rights group that filed the lawsuit in 2004 to stop the ban’s enforcement.

Wait.  You can be conservative and not be anti-gay?  Inconceivable!

Posted by Hal_10000 on 10/12/10 at 07:03 PM in Politics   Law, & Economics  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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