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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of DADT

Posted by Dan Savage on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Something Obama coulda, woulda, shoulda done eighteen months ago. WaPo:

A California federal judge has issued an injunction stopping the military from enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which bans gays and lesbians from serving openly in uniform.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled Tuesday that the policy "infringes the fundamental rights" of military service members and prospective service members, violates their due process rights and the rights to freedom of speech.

Her ruling bars the Pentagon from enforcing or applying the policy and orders the military to immediately suspend and discontinue any investigations, discharges or other proceedings related to potential violations of the law.

Now will the Obama administration appeal her ruling?

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