Thursday, September 09, 2010

US Judge Rules Don't Ask Don't Tell Unconstitutional; DADT; Gays In Foreign Militaries

And Justice For All...

Well... it's, at the least, another step in an enlightened and just direction.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips granted a request for an injunction halting the U.S. military's DADT ("Don't Ask. Don't Tell") policy on Thursday.

Judge Phillips "... said the law did not help military readiness, but had a "direct and deleterious effect" on the armed services.

The Obama administration has promised to introduce legislation repealing it.

That said...

The Obama Administration "has also announced that the repeal would not be
implemented until after the Pentagon completed a review of its impact on
the armed forces."

That last bit means that - both tragically and in the meanwhile - the U.S. military will be continuing to pursue its practice of forced expulsion of some of its best and brightest members.

This is unfair and unfortunate for not only everyone concerned, but for all of us, as a nation.

Here's the link to the full article...

US Judge Rules Military Ban On Gays 'Unconstitutional'

If you're interested in seeing the published results (in summary or whole) of a very recent independent survey (carried out by The Palm Center) of other nations whose military forces have transitioned into openly allowing gay and lesbian citizens to serve - a very enlightening report, to say the least - click on the link below...

Gays in Foreign Militaries 2010
February 23, 2010

Dr. Nathaniel Frank with Dr. Victoria Basham, Geo!rey Bateman, Dr. Aaron Belkin, Dr. Margot Canaday, Dr. Alan Okros, and Denise Scott


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