Politics

Federal Judge Rules Against Don't Ask Don't Tell

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Give this guy a Hebrew National hot dog.

A federal judge in California has ruled that the armed services' Don't Ask Don't Tell policy violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian service members. From Politico:

District Court Judge Virginia Phillips—a Clinton appointee—also wrote that the policy has had a "deleterious effect" on the military and issued an injunction restraining the military from enforcing the policy, though the government may appeal.

The Log Cabin Republicans filed the lawsuit against Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Phillips cited in her ruling the Obama administration's desultory defense.

Complete ruling.