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DADT Smacked Down

In Uncategorized on September 10, 2010 at 3:58 am

Obama is near to meeting yet another campaign promise: the repeal of DADT. Now we shall see.

A federal judge on Thursday, 9.9.10, declared the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy nationwide. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips said the ban violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays and lesbians. “Don’t ask, don’t tell” prohibits the military from asking about the sexual orientation of service members but requires discharge of those who acknowledge being gay or are discovered engaging in homosexual activity, even in the privacy of their own homes off base.

The US Dept. of Justice has the opportunity to appeal, but Obama has always had the power of the pen to end DADT. Will he keep the promise? Nevertheless, congress has support to make their decision that much more easier. This is truly a Restoring Honor moment.:-)

So, what’s the Right gonna say now? Between marriage equality and now DADT vanishing, what on God’s green earth could happen next? A Koran burning party?


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