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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Ceasefire Saga

By Charlotte Robinson, October 14, 2010
The Obama administration will ask a federal judge to allow the
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law to continue in force pending an appeal.
Dan Woods, White & Case partner who is representing Log Cabin
Republicans in this case stated “We are not surprised by the
government's action, as it repeats the broken promises & empty
words from President Obama avowing to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
while at the same directing his Justice Department to defend this
unconstitutional policy. Now that the government has filed a request
for a stay, we will oppose it vigorously because brave, patriotic gays
& lesbians are serving in our armed forces to fight for all of our
constitutional rights while the government is denying them theirs."
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1 comment:

Richard Harding said...

On 12 October 2010, a federal district judge of the Central District of California issued an injunction barring the enforcement or application of 10 USC 654, commonly known as the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" statute. A copy is attached. At present, the United States Government is contemplating whether to appeal and to seek a stay of the injunction. In the meantime, effective 12 October, the Department of Defense will abide by its terms, as follows:

The District Court "permanently enjoins defendants United States of America and the Secretary of Defense, their agents, servants, officers, employees, and attorneys and all persons acting in participation or concert with them or under their direction or command from enforcing or applying the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Act and implementing regulations, against any person under their jurisdiction or command."

The District Court further "orders defendants United States of America and the Secretary of Defense immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Act or pursuant to 10 USC 654 or its implementing regulations, on or prior to the date of this Judgment."

Further guidance on this and related issues will be provided as it is made available by DoD. Inform your commanders of this injunction and its terms. Direct any questions to the Administrative Law Division, AF/JAA.

Email from Richard C. Harding, The Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force: Members of The Judge Advocate General’s Corps,

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