U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips'
landmark ruling also ordered the
government to suspend and discontinue
all pending discharge proceedings
and investigations under the policy.
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys
have 60 days to appeal. Pentagon and
Department of Justice officials said they
are reviewing the case and
had no immediate comment.
The injunction goes into effect
immediately said Dan Woods, the
attorney who represented the
Log Cabin Republicans, the gay
rights group that filed the lawsuit in
2004 to stop the ban's enforcement.
"Don't ask, don't tell, as of today at least,
is done, and the government is going to
have to do something now to resurrect it,"
Woods said. "This is an extremely
significant, historic decision. Once
and for all, this failed policy is stopped.
Fortunately now we hope all Americans
who wish to serve their country can."
[Don't ask, Don't tell is discrimination.
What does it matter if a person is
homosexual, or lesbian? May be entitlement
seeking shits will get over themselves?