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Court Cancels Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy


A federal appeals court has ordered the U.S. Military to stop enforcing it's long standing "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bars gays from openly serving.

The three judge panel in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled the policy must end because the Obama administration has determined it is unconstitutional to treat homosexuals differently under the law.

Although the policy was overturned by Congress and signed by the President in December, "don't ask, don't tell" remained in place until this ruling to give the Pentagon time to prepare the military for the change.

The plan was to wait until Defense officials were sure lifting the ban wouldn't affect troops' ability to fight.

The original case was brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay Republicans.

The group's attorney, Dan Woods, told the Associated Press that unless the administration appeals the court's ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, "Don't ask, don't tell is over."

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# RE: Court Cancels Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

Immorality all through history is the break down of any society. Homosexuality is a perversion and they need help not encouragement.
Left by Jungle Girl on Jul 06, 2011 7:19 PM

# RE: Court Cancels Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

I'm soo glad that the Log Cabin Republicans sued to have DADT removed. Also, a thank you to the Republican lead Senate of NY for not only voting gay marriage out of committee, but for adding the votes needed to allow marriage in New York. That tent seems to be getting bigger RIGHT before our eyes:)
Left by quietfort on Jul 06, 2011 8:17 PM

# RE: Court Cancels Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

God help us. What can you expect when Sodom judged the law? They are making sexual choices a miniority. There are no former black people, but there are former homosexuals. No wonder why God is not blessing this country as he once did.
Left by KellieC on Jul 07, 2011 3:49 PM

# RE: Court Cancels Military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL,10;12 READS...FEAR NOT, DANIEL; FOR FROM THE FIRST DAY THAT THOU DIDST SET THINE HEART TO UNDERSTAND,AND TO CHASTEN THYSELF BEFORE THY GOD, THY WORDS WERE HEARD, AND I AM COME FOR THY WORDS. [MESSENGER] 13; BUT THE PRINCE OF THE KINGDOM OF PERSIA, [SATAN] WITHSTOOD ME ONE AND TWENTY DAYS; BUT LO " MICHAEL, ONE OF THE CHIEF PRINCES" CAME TO HELP ME; AND I REMAINED THERE WITH THE kings OF PERSIA. GOD ALWAYS ANSWERS PRAYER, SATAN TRIED TO STOP THE ARCHANGEL GABRIEL FROM GIVING DANIEL THE ANSWERED PRAYER. There is a DEMONIC Spirit [Principality] ASSIGNED TO OVERSEE OUR LEADERS IN WASHINGTON D.C.AND TO INFLUENCE THEM IN THEIR DECISION MAKING. THIS SPIRITS NAME IS :HOMOSEXUAL: BIND THIS SPIRIT IN THE NAME OF [JESUS] THEN, OUR LEADERS WILL UNDERSTAND AND CHOOSE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG. THEY ARE IN BONDAGE TO SIN. READ EPHESIANS 6;1-24.
Left by ezekiel-3 on Jul 21, 2011 2:33 PM