GREAT NEWS: Federal Court Overturns Military's DADT Policy

  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2010 3:36 AM GMT
    The Log Cabin Republicans did a good thing here!

    Federal Court Overturns Military's DADT Policy

    http://www.towleroad.com/2010/09/federal-court-overturns-dont-ask-dont-tell.html


    Also on:
    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/


    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/09/federal-judge-declares-us-military-ban-on-openly-gay-service-members-unconstitutional-.html


  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    Seriously guys...this news is huge!!!!!

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  • commoncoll

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:43 AM GMT
    It is. But it means nothing right now. Just like the gay marriage trial. It will mean nothing until Congress or the President give it meaning.
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    Sep 10, 2010 6:57 AM GMT
    I'd tell you...

  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2010 7:28 AM GMT
    commoncoll saidIt is. But it means nothing right now. Just like the gay marriage trial. It will mean nothing until Congress or the President give it meaning.


    I could see the Republicans try to support an appeal, especially McCain, but I really doubt that there is enough support for it. Most Americans do not support DADT.

    We do have to wait and see...but if the President or Congress does try to appeal it, I think that we need to have non-violent protests in the streets all over this country and we will need to really put the pressure on Congress.
  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2010 4:21 PM GMT



    Senator Harry Reid: Keep your promise to Lt. Dan Choi to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"




    Please, send the email at this link!
    http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/s/KeepThePromise





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    Sep 10, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    This ruling is good in a narrow sense, but will never survive an appeal to the US Supreme Court. Furthermore, the timing is terrible. It'll be used by Republicans and FOX talking heads to bash liberals and Democrats on the eve of the November elections. The less gay news in the media before November the better, because Repubs will use it all against us to win votes, for candidates who are publicly committed to stripping us of our rights.

    So on balance I would say this is NOT great news. It is kicking the anti-hill of right-wing anti-gay hatred, and a gift to Rovian strategy, which continues to guide the Republicans. In politics, timing is everything.
  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:45 PM GMT
    LOL....look at this poll:


    http://alturl.com/8nx6b
    http://www.onenewsnow.com/Poll.aspx?ekfrm=1162424

    too funny
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    Sep 10, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis ruling is good in a narrow sense, but will never survive an appeal to the US Supreme Court. Furthermore, the timing is terrible. It'll be used by Republicans and FOX talking heads to bash liberals and Democrats on the eve of the November elections. The less gay news in the media before November the better, because Repubs will use it all against us to win votes, for candidates who are publicly committed to stripping us of our rights.

    So on balance I would say this is NOT great news. It is kicking the anti-hill of right-wing anti-gay hatred, and a gift to Rovian strategy, which continues to guide the Republicans. In politics, timing is everything.


    A_D is correct. The outcry against "legislating from the bench" is already going pretty strong in the comment sections of the Wall Street Journal.

    And if there's an appeal to this decision, it'll have to come from the administration. That'll undermine the Democrats gay support.
  • metta

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    Sep 10, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    Putting a face on the statistics of DADT

    http://www.joannsantangelo.com/veterans


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    Sep 10, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    rkyjockdnAnd if there's an appeal to this decision, it'll have to come from the administration. That'll undermine the Democrats gay support.


    Correct. Obama would have to urge the DOJ to appeal it. I'm hoping that is highly unlikely!
  • metta

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    Sep 11, 2010 6:46 AM GMT
    White House Responds To Ruling On Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    [QUOTE]

    I reached out earlier today to the White House for response to yesterday's ruling declaring "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" unconstitutional, and just received this statement from White House spokesman Shin Inouye:

    "The Justice Department is studying the decision, including the question of its scope and immediate effect and we expect them to announce their next steps after that review is completed. The President remains committed to legislative repeal of DADT, and he will continue to work with lawmakers to achieve that goal this fall. And he will continue to work closely with Secretary Gates, Admiral Mullen, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff on an ongoing study of how to best implement the repeal."
    [/QUOTE]

    http://www.towleroad.com/2010/09/white-house-responds-to-ruling-on-dont-ask-dont-tell.html
  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2010 6:59 PM GMT


    Profile of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Judge Phillips

    http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_judge12.2b08e9e.html
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    Sep 16, 2010 3:42 PM GMT
    I disagree with the nay sayers. I think the timing is perfect. Judge Phillips has chosen to take on a hot topic and look at it from a legal vantage point. Just because it's legislature does not mean it's legal. The whole reason for the courts to review these things is to determine the legality and it adds yet another opinion into why it's important to ensure that law fits into our constitutional rights. I applaud Judge Phillips for the bold move and regardless of how politicians use it, it remains in the fore front of news and makes more people aware of the need for review and change.

    And whether you like the Log Cabin Republics or not, you have to appreciate the fact that they stood up with the gays who were wrongly treated to defend their constitutional rights. If you read the decision you'll read their stories and it's appalling in our society that people (regardless of sexual orientation) continue to be treated as these folks were.