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Servicemenbers: Do Not Come Out

Jim Burroway

September 10th, 2010

The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network warns gay and lesbian service members, including those in the Reserves and National Guard that yesterday’s ruling against “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” does not mean that the ban against gays and lesbians serving openly is lifted. Servicemembers are warned not to come out.

The deep-sixing of DADT is not a done deal, and it is unclear what practical impact this ruling will have at this stage. It may require further rulings in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and possible the U.S. Supreme Court before the unconstitutional law is finally nixed. That’s why it is critically important that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid place the Defense Authorization Bill, which contains language repealing DADT, on the September calendar before the Senate goes home ahead of the November elections.



September 10th, 2010 | LINK

If all gay servicemembers actually came out, and then got discharged, then maybe DADT would have to be dropped since there’d be so many people gone.
Just sayin

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