Log Cabin Republicans Push Supreme Court On DADT Repeal

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    Nov 06, 2010 6:58 AM GMT
    "... Lawyers for Log Cabin Republicans asked the high court to vacate a 2-1 decision Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals keeping "don't ask, don't tell" in place until it considers the government's appeal of the judge's decision declaring the policy unconstitutional.

    The Log Cabin group argued that the 9th Circuit panel abused its discretion when it blocked U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' order requiring the armed forces to allow openly gay Americans to enlist and serve.

    It said the divided panel erred in accepting the Pentagon's claim that it needed more time to develop procedures for integrating gay service members and "gave no consideration whatsoever to the injury that will befall" while "don't ask, don't tell" is in place.

    "Unless the court of appeals stay is vacated, the respondents will be free to continue to investigate and discharge American service members for no reason other than their homosexuality, in violation of their due process and First Amendment rights," the group's lawyers wrote. ... "

    The Huffington Post
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    Nov 06, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    Go Nu-Wave Republicans. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 07, 2010 7:04 PM GMT
    I will never understand the log cabin republicans. they are traitors. gays being republican is like a non white person being in the ku klux klan.
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    Nov 07, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidHow come none of the usual hysterical gay liberal hens on here are avoiding comment on this topic?

    Where's Christian73, DoomedAlpaca, RRButch, MensInLove, SmART_Deco, RickRick, Webster-the-Devil, and the dozens of other liberal clones' comments on this?




    er, don't you mean how come they ARE avoiding this topic?

    Like us, they're probably waiting to see what happens before commenting.

    Has anyone seen main-stream Republican party leaders and heavy-hitter politicians supporting the log cabin court effort?

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    Nov 07, 2010 7:54 PM GMT
    I just did, please reply to my comment which is asking a question.
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    Nov 07, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    That's fluffery but hardly unexpected. You can't answer.

    As well, I'm asking specifically about Republicans supporting gay republicans.

    -Doug

    Your reply to us is likely another reason why others are not here commenting. You can't follow through with an answer.

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    Nov 09, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    Reed33 saidI will never understand the log cabin republicans. they are traitors. gays being republican is like a non white person being in the ku klux klan.


    So you disapprove of them pushing to get DADT taken away?
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    Nov 10, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    Reed33 saidI will never understand the log cabin republicans. they are traitors. gays being republican is like a non white person being in the ku klux klan.


    Or like a Hispanic being a republican

    - Harry Reid

    Ahem, Rubio...
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    Nov 13, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    from Joe.My.God blog today:

    BREAKING: Supreme Court Denies Log Cabin Republican's DADT Request
    The Supreme Court has refused to vacate the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal's indefinite stay of the overturn of DADT. The vacate request was filed on behalf of the Log Cabin Republicans, who last month convinced District Court Judge Virginia Phillips to declare DADT to be unconstitutional.

    Via SCOTUSblog:
    Without noting a dissent, but with Justice Kagan not taking part, the Court denied a gay rights advocacy group’s plea to block the military from enforcing the 1993 law that bars gays and lesbians from serving openly in the services. The order means the policy will remain in effect at least through March, unless Congress repeals it — an unlikely prospect.
    UPDATE: Servicemembers United reacts.
    "It is unfortunate that an unconstitutional law that is causing substantial harm to military readiness and to tens of thousands of troops is allowed to remain in effect for even one more day," said Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United and the only named veteran plaintiff in the case. "This just underscores the need to continue to put pressure on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow the defense authorization bill to come back up and take its first procedural step before the Senate's Thanksgiving recess. Servicemembers United, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, Stonewall Democrats, and the Log Cabin Republicans have all strongly and consistently called on Senator Reid to do just that. It is now time for other organizations, as well as the White House, to publicly do the same."

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    Nov 13, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    rioriz said
    Reed33 saidI will never understand the log cabin republicans. they are traitors. gays being republican is like a non white person being in the ku klux klan.


    Or like a Hispanic being a republican

    - Harry Reid

    Ahem, Rubio...


    Ah .... but Cubans are a horse of a different color
    They be republicans special fren meng ...... that was esp insensitive of me wasn't it? icon_confused.gif