U.S. Military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

September 10, 2010 04:31

The “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the U.S. military since 1993 violates constitutionally protected due process and free speech rights, a federal judge in California ruled.

By Joel Rosenblatt at Bloomberg.com


‘Log Cabin Republicans, the plaintiffs in the case, “demonstrated the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act, on its face, violates the constitutional rights of its members,” Phillips wrote in her opinion. The group is entitled to “a judicial declaration to that effect and a permanent injunction barring further enforcement of the act.”’


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