LCR Case Halts DADT

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    Jul 06, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    In reversal, federal court orders immediate end to 'don't ask, don't tell' policy

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    First Posted: July 06, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members.

    A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday the "don't ask, don't tell" policy must be immediately lifted now that the Obama administration says it's unconstitutional to treat gay Americans differently under the law.

    The ruling was the latest legal development in the long-running effort to end the policy by gay rights supporters.

    The panel also noted that Congress repealed the policy in December and that the Pentagon is preparing to certify that it is ready to welcome gay military personnel.

    It was not immediately clear what effect the court's ruling, which came in a lawsuit filed by a gay rights group (Log Cabin Republicans), on the timeline for eliminating the ban.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 06, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    This is good news. Probably this recent federal court decision will finally help speed up the permanent repeal of that horrendous DADT.
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    Jul 06, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    The decision would appear to be somewhat academic. DADT will almost certainly be history within a couple of months. Still, another nail in the coffin won't hurt.
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    Jul 06, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
    Great news. Long over due.
  • metta

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    Jul 06, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    COURT ORDERS U.S. TO HALT DADT DISCHARGES

    http://www.towleroad.com/2011/07/court-orders-us-to-halt-dadt-discharges.html
  • marined8

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    Jul 07, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
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    Jul 07, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    The best about the DADT removal is that it still doesn't acknowledge the partners of the gay members under the current changes.

    I'm happy for change but the fine print always makes me a sad panda.
  • Jimmy201001

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    Jul 07, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    I don't know how much longer they can continue dragging this on with the rulings that have already been made. If I were an American and wanted to join the armed forces I'd probably feel like I'd been tossed upside down by all the 'sitting on the fence' that the Obama administration has been doing in regards to DADT.
  • metta

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    Jul 08, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    Pentagon suspends DADT in wake of court ruling

    http://www.armytimes.com/news/2011/07/military-DADT-Pentagon-court-ruling-070811w/
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    Jul 08, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    Jimmy201001 saidI don't know how much longer they can continue dragging this on with the rulings that have already been made. If I were an American and wanted to join the armed forces I'd probably feel like I'd been tossed upside down by all the 'sitting on the fence' that the Obama last three administrations has been doing in regards to DADT.
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    Jul 09, 2011 5:25 PM GMT



    House makes last-ditch bid to slow end of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-defense-spending-20110709,0,78316.story
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    Jul 09, 2011 6:06 PM GMT
    metta8 saidHouse makes last-ditch bid to slow end of 'don't ask, don't tell'

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-defense-spending-20110709,0,78316.story
    After reading the article, this stood out and all I could say was REALLY? $200 MILLION for 'bands' and $20 MILLION to sponsor a race car driver? NOW? In a budget crisis? And NO ONE is up in arms about it? WTF? Am I missing something here? All those freshman republicans that are all up in arms about cutting spending without raising taxes and they're OK with NOT limiting spending here?

    Lawmakers debated a proposal to cap the Pentagon's budget for military bands, ultimately agreeing that $200 million a year was enough. They also held a late-night debate over the National Guard's $20-million sponsorship of race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., among $63 million spent on sponsorships meant to bring in recruits. A proposal to limit the spending was defeated, 260-167.