Tuesday, October 12, 2010

From CNN: Judge Orders Military to Stop Enforcing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Good news people!

(CNN) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, putting an end to the ban on openly gay troops.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' permanent worldwide injunction -- praised by gay rights organizations -- orders the military "immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced" under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

The judge, a Clinton appointee based in the Central District of California, previously ruled that the policy regarding gays serving in the military violated service members' Fifth Amendment rights to due process and freedom of speech, but had delayed issuing the injunction...

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1 comment:

Katherine said...

I am confused... The President says he wants "Don't Ask Don't Tell" gone and he knows the Legislature will be more conservative in November yet still thinks it best to appeal...

I am growing tired of giving this President the benefit of the doubt...