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Thursday, September 9, 2010

CA Fed Court rules DADT Unconstitutional: BREAKING NEWS

Breaking news from CNN, another win for the good side:
A federal court in Riverside, California, ruled Thursday that the
military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy - which bars lesbians and gay men
from serving openly in the military – is unconstitutional.

Virginia A. Phillips, U.S. district judge in Southern California, has ruled
that the policy violates the Fifth and First amendments, and issued a permanent injunction barring its enforcement.
I'm not sure yet how far reaching the jurisdiction of this decision is. Lawyer friends of The Fruit or Constitutional Law experts, please weigh in.

It also just happens that demonstrations were being held in SF (i.e., the complete blocking of the Market/Castro intersection) and Pennsylvania to protest Pelosi and Congress' inaction on repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.