Friday, September 10, 2010

DADT Ruled Unconstitutional

A Federal judge ruled the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy unconstitutional.  Once again, I'm sure we will hear about all those "activist" judges.  It was noted that the Defense in this case did not call any witnesses.  The defendants are identified as the United States of American and Defense Secretary Gates.  Since the Obama administration has vowed to end DADT, but has not yet done so, it will be interesting to see if they try an appeal.

The case was argued as a violation of First and Fifth Amendment rights.  A prior case, citing the 14th Amendment was dismissed last year.

Also, the plaintiffs in this case are the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights organization.

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