Tuesday, October 12, 2010

FOF--Worldwide injunction on #DADT discharges–what now?

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Worldwide injunction on #DADT discharges–what now? � Feast of Fun:

"After feeling disappointed last month over the McCain-led Senate filibuster of the Defense BIll that would have repealed the military ban on openly gay servicemembers, the gay political blog world (talk about niche!) is abuzz right at the moment over the injunction of all ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ investigations and discharges. Federal Judge Virginia Phillips (two ‘L’s, the RIGHT way to spell it) issued a worldwide permanent injunction against enforcement of DADT. According to the Log Cabin Republicans who brought forward the case on behalf of discharged Marine, Alex Nicholson:

“Barring a stay by a higher court, the injunction suspends all investigations and prevents all discharges under the policy. However, Log Cabin Republicans urges caution by servicemembers considering coming out at this time, as the Obama administration still has the option to appeal.”

Stating that the policy violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the US Constitution, the Judge’s decision was stern in its admonishing of the Department of Defense and the Government:

Phillips ruled that the law intruded on service members’..."

Want to know what Phillips ruled? You have to check it out at Feast of Fun!

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