Yeah, you’re going to hear a lot about this story during the next few days. If I didn’t know better, the slaves were freed today. And the hyperbole is flying;
[U.S. District Judge Virginia] Phillips declared the law unconstitutional after a two-week nonjury trial in federal court in Riverside. She said the Log Cabin Republicans “established at trial that the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Act irreparably injures servicemembers by infringing their fundamental rights.”
Which fundamental right is that Judge Phillips, the Clinton appointee? The right to put whatever you want in whoever you want? In which article can I find that?
She said the policy violates due process rights, freedom of speech and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances guaranteed by the First Amendment.
I’m no lawyer, but that seems specious on it’s face. I guess I’ll wait for our legal staff to review the decision in it’s entirety.
I can just hear the thunder of ballet-slippered feet as the gay community stampedes to line up at the recruiting stations. Can’t you? All of our retention problems have been solved.