Wednesday, October 27, 2010

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Continual Saga

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Nov. 1st the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Obama
administration's request to resurrect the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
policy while they defend the law in court. Updates to Come...

Monday the Log Cabin Republicans presented arguments in
opposition to the Obama administration's recent request for
a stay of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. Enforcement of 'Don't
Ask, Don't Tell' was halted for eight days only to be temporarily
reinstated when the Department of Justice was granted a
temporary emergency stay. During those eights days there
weren’t any incidents among the military ranks. So what’s the
Big Deal? Get rid of DADT which was found unconstitutional
in federal court last month. Updates to Come….:)
Listen to this exclusive audio byte with gay activist Rev. Steve
Parelli on Obama & his attempt to appeal DADT & DOMA
section 3 which have both been found unconstitutional
in federal court.



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Steve Parelli,
Executive Director of Other Sheep,
Christian ministry working worldwide for the full
inclusion of LGBT people of faith

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Exclusive Audio Interview w/ R. Clarke Cooper,
Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans
explains
the Ninth Court Appeal stay of "Don't Ask,
Don't Tell”
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2 Comments:

Anonymous R. Clarke Cooper said...

In its latest appeal, the Obama Administration is putting paperwork ahead of the fundamental constitutional rights of servicemembers. This is just another in a long line of delay tactics from a President who has not missed an opportunity to defend this policy in court. As was articulated last week by former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson, the Department of Justice is not obligated to appeal this ruling. Thanks to this injunction, the Pentagon successfully suspended discharges and ended discrimination in recruitment without incident, proving that the United States military is ready and able to implement open service. There is no reason to make our armed forces spend another day enforcing an arbitrary, irrational policy that only undercuts unit cohesion and military readiness. We have faith that the Ninth Circuit, having had the chance to examine the trial record, will agree.

R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans

October 25, 2010 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Dan Woods said...

We weren't surprised by the Ninth Circuit ruling granting the government a temporary stay, given the short amount of time the judges had to consider the case. Now that the Court has had additional time to study the case and when it has the opportunity to consider the opposition brief we have filed today, we are cautiously optimistic that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will deny the government's motion for a stay of the injunction because the government has not met the factors required for a stay pending appeal. The government's motion does not show that the government is likely to prevail on the merits of the appeal and does not even attempt to refute the fact that the constitutional rights of current and prospective gay and lesbian servicemembers will continue to be violated during any stay. It remains sad and disappointing that the government seeks to continue to enforce 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' by its motion for a stay pending appeal, even as the President has repeatedly said that the policy 'weakens' our national security and recently said in a 'tweet' that he basically agrees with Judge Phillips's decision.

Dan Woods, Representing Log Cabin Republicans in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America

October 25, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

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