Gay Republicans Condemn Planned Government Objection To ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling
September 29, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
The Department of Justice is planning to file an objection to the United States District Court's decision to ban the enforcement of the "don't ask, don't tell" (DADT) policy, a decision that has already drawn criticism. However, this time some of the condemnation has not come from the liberal left.
In fact, Log Cabin Republicans (LGR), a national gay and lesbian grassroots organization, has expressed its disappointment with the government's plans to defend the 1994 act, which they consider to be unconstitutional.
"What is most troubling is that the government's request for a stay ignores the harm that [DADT] causes to current and potential members of our Armed Forces," said Dan Woods, an attorney representing LCR.
He added that "that is the saddest, most disappointing, and, in light of the president's position, most hypocritical part of the objections," in reference to President Barack Obama's well-known opposition to the ban.
Earlier this month, a Federal judge in Riverside, Calif., ruled in favor of halting implementation of DADT in a suit brought by LGR In October 2004, which went to trial in July 2010.