Judge Halts Enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Fantastic news. From SFGate.com:
A federal judge ordered the U.S. military today to immediately halt all discharges of openly gay personnel under “don’t ask, don’t tell,” a policy she declared unconstitutional last month.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips of Riverside rejected the Obama administration’s request to delay an injunction blocking enforcement of the 1993 law while the issue is before Congress, or to limit its scope to the gay-rights group that sued to overturn the law… She ordered the government “immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation or other proceeding” based on a service member’s sexual orientation, and to halt enforcement of the law.
Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler said government lawyers were reviewing Phillips’ order and had no immediate comment.Click here for reuse options!
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