Friday, September 10, 2010

DADT Ruled Unconstitutional By Judge



A California Federal Court  Judge has ruled “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” unconstitutional. The ruling in the case which was bought by The Log Cabin Republicans is expected to be a major occurrence in the repeal of the 1993 law. DADT prohibits the US Military from inquiring about the sexual orientation of enlisted members, but also allows for the dismissal of any member found to be gay.

The anti gay organization Family Research Council’s President Tony Perkins, said of the ruling:
It is hard to believe that a District Court-level judge in California knows more about what impacts military readiness than the service chiefs who are all on record saying the law on homosexuality in the military should not be changed.

Fortunately for the LGBT community the anti gay organizations can do little but cringe at the many pro gay rulings. It seems that the justice system in California is indeed trying to right the many wrongs done to gays in the USA.

DADT which was originally touted as a “ save gay service members from being gay bashed” is on its last legs. Judges all over are finally doing the right thing. Judges like Hon. Virginia A. Phillips, who found the law violates the 1st and 5th amendments, stated:
In order to justify the encroachment on these rights, defendants faced the burden at trial of showing the 'don’t ask, don’t tell' act was necessary to significantly further the government’s important interests in military readiness and unit cohesion. Defendants failed to meet that burden.
Many will now await to see whether the ruling will be upheld by the current administrations Department of Justice. The real fight for repeal begins now, as The House has already voted to repeal the unfair law. The Senate has yet to act, although Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked Congress to allow gays to serve openly by repealing the law.

To help repeal the law, please take 3 minutes of your time to call your Senators: 202-224-3121, and let them know YOU are for the repeal of DADT. We can get rid of this unfair law!

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