12 October 2010

NEWS: DADT Ordered Suspended by Judge

We're all pretty sure it's headed to the Supremes, but for now a federal judge has ordered the military to stop discharges under DADT.

A federal judge Tuesday ordered the government to immediately stop discharges of gay service members under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips found the policy unconstitutional in September. On Tuesday, she rejected an Obama administration request to delay an injunction and ordered enforcement of the policy permanently stopped.
The Justice Department has 60 days to appeal. Legal experts say the government is under no legal obligation to do so and they could let Phillips' ruling stand.

By: Brant

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