Breaking: Judge Issues Injunction Against DADT Enforcement

BREAKING: An injunction ordering the Dept. of Defense to halt investigations and discharges related to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was issued today by U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips. Her ruling effectively bars enforcement of DADT at this point in the ongoing appeals process.

The case that won the injunction, Log Cabin Republicans vs. United States of America, was originally filed in 2004. Just last month, and after a two-week trial in July, Judge Phillips issued her final ruling in the case, finding that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law was unconstitutional on first and fifth amendment grounds. She also indicated her intent to issue an injunction barring further discharges in light of that finding.

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