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Is this the first step in repeal of 'don't ask don't tell'?

 
 
Reply Fri 24 Sep, 2010 06:07 pm
TACOMA, Washington (Reuters) - A former U.S. Air Force flight nurse expelled from the military after revealing she is a lesbian was ordered reinstated by a federal judge on Friday in a closely watched court challenge to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

The American Civil Liberties Union, representing Major Margaret Witt in contesting her dismissal, has said that if returned to the service, she would be the first person to lawfully serve openly in the U.S. military as a homosexual.

"She should be reinstated at the earliest possible moment," U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said as he spoke from the bench of his packed courtroom in Tacoma, Washington.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/09/24/us/politics/politics-us-usa-military-gays.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&src=ig
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squinney
 
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Reply Sat 25 Sep, 2010 10:37 pm
From the explanation Rachel Maddow gave last night, yes. She said something about the DOJ having an opportunity to challenge or not challenge and the simplest route to overturning DADT is for them (the administration) to not challenge the decision.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 26 Sep, 2010 01:12 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Courts, public opinion chipping away at ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
In two cases, federal judges have ruled against the 'don't ask, don't tell' law banning openly gay men and women from serving in the US military. Most Americans favor repeal of the law, but it's a tough fight in Congress.
By Brad Knickerbocker, Staff writer / September 25, 2010


http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2010/0925/Courts-public-opinion-chipping-away-at-don-t-ask-don-t-tell
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 26 Sep, 2010 01:34 pm
@tsarstepan,
I think it is just about to happen.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 27 Sep, 2010 08:46 pm
@edgarblythe,
Agreed.
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