DADT Done: Court Orders End to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Enforcement

By: Brodie
7.6.2011

On Wednesday, July 6, 2011, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court ruled the U.S. military cannot enforce its ban on openly gay service members.

Michelle Garcia and Andrew Harmon report on Advocate.com:

The panel said "don't ask, don't tell" must be immediately lifted because of the Obama administration's directive deeming laws like the Defense of Marriage Act, to be unconstitutional. The court cited the recent Department of Justice brief on Golinski v. U.S. Office of Pers. Mgmt., in which the government said, “gay and lesbian individuals have suffered a long and significant history of purposeful discrimination”

Get more details from Advocate.com.

Read the full order here 

DADT_1010 On Wednesday, July 6, 2011, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals court ruled the U.S. military cannot enforce its ban on openly gay service members.

Michelle Garcia and Andrew Harmon report on Advocate.com:

The panel said "don't ask, don't tell" must be immediately lifted because of the Obama administration's directive deeming laws like the Defense of Marriage Act, to be unconstitutional. The court cited the recent Department of Justice brief on Golinski v. U.S. Office of Pers. Mgmt., in which the government said, “gay and lesbian individuals have suffered a long and significant history of purposeful discrimination”

Get more details from Advocate.com.

Read the full order here 

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