coolarmydude saidWhy is everyone so concerned about the new Congress? Wouldn't it have been wiser to wait until tomorrow to file the appeal, and not a few days after the injunction?
And about what you said:
Congressional Republicans will insert anti-gay measures into military funding bills that President Obama will not be able to veto without endangering our forces. He'll be compelled to sign them, and then Republicans will use that as proof that he doesn't support gays, to sabotage our support for him.
If this is the reality, then it's even more crucial to wait until today's election before doing anything about it. Your comment suggests that the appeal leaves room for Republicans to play politics on the issue and possibly sabotage progress on repealing DADT. Now how was it prudent to be so quick to appeal the DADT injunction to begin with?
I don't know who "everyone" is. I've expressed a concern regarding the new Republican Congress passing anti-gay measures, contained in necessary funding bills, that will, among other things, reinforce DOMA & DADT. Republican candidates and their national platform have been in favor of such legislation.
The court appeal of DADT is a separate issue. Perhaps that is what is confusing you. The US District Court decision overturning DADT will be defeated in the Supreme Court, if the case gets that far. Or another rather ironic outcome would be that the Court does overturn Clinton's DADT order, returning the military to the stringent anti-gay provisions of USC 10 and the UCMJ. DADT was a smoke & mirrors Executive Order trick to get around Code 10, but it still exists as the basic law, which no President can rescind on his own.
Gays cannot serve openly in the military while USC 10 remains as written, a fact largely overlooked. Great if the Court overturns it, too, but there is a danger here we will go backwards, and with this present Supreme Court I wonder.