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Log Cabin Republicans claim DADT victory at 9th Circuit Court; 'We are delighted,' attorney says

New release from Log Cabin Republicans:

(Washington, DC) – Log Cabin Republicans celebrate the decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate the permanent injunction against enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” originally awarded by Judge Virginia Phillips in the case of Log Cabin Republicans v. United States.

“The ruling by the 9th Circuit in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States removes all uncertainty – American servicemembers are no longer under threat of discharge as the repeal implementation process goes forward,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director. “As a captain in the United States Army Reserve, I have observed the reactions of my colleagues to the Department of Defense’s move toward open service, and can say with complete confidence that our military is ready, willing and able to take this step. Log Cabin Republicans are proud of our role in ending this unconstitutional and un-American policy once and for all.”

“We are delighted with today’s Ninth Circuit ruling that reinstates the injunction that Judge Phillips entered last September against enforcement of DADT.  This ruling vindicates the right of openly gay and lesbian individuals to enlist or serve in our armed forces,” said Dan Woods, White & Case partner who is representing Log Cabin Republicans. "We have been saying all along that the government had no legal basis for appealing Judge Phillips's decision and injunction.  The court’s ruling today finds that the government especially had no basis for putting that injunction on hold so that it could continue to investigate and discharge patriotic service members merely for their sexual orientation.  This is a tremendous victory for the many Americans who want nothing more than to serve their country honorably and patriotically without regard to their sexual orientation, but the real winner here is our Constitution, which guarantees the rights of all Americans, gay and straight, whether serving in our armed forces or not.”

Log Cabin Republicans have maintained a three-front strategy against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ lobbying for repeal in Congress, consulting with the Department of Defense, and filing suit in federal court.  The case went to trial in July of 2010, and Judge Virginia Phillips ruled on September 9, 2010 that the policy violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.

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I still don't understand how you can be gay and be Republican.

@amigay

Easy.

Just read up:

http://www.logcabin.org

And don't believe the leftist propaganda toward anything that challenges their totalitarian ideologies.

DADT for gays now, marriage next. Civil rights for everyone!
POLL: Is the appeals court right to order the government to end DADT?
Vote: http://www.wepolls.com/r/1088080

Very well written. Log or Wooden cabins are the major stakeholders in construction industry as they are less expensive and more comfortable. I remember myself staying at log cabin on my holidays in UK. Thanks for posting such a nice post.

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