DADT Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

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    'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

    Los Angeles Times:

    A federal judge in Riverside declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional Thursday, saying the "don't ask, don't tell" policy violates the 1st Amendment rights of lesbians and gay men.

    U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips said the policy banning gays did not preserve military readiness, contrary to what many supporters have argued, saying evidence shows that the policy in fact had a "direct and deleterious effect'" on the military.

    Phillips issued an injunction barring the government from enforcing the policy. However, the U.S. Department of Justice, which defended "don't ask, don't tell" during a two-week trial in Riverside, will have an opportunity to appeal that decision.

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    The Constitution created by our Founding Fathers did not consider ABNORMAL FREAKS....

    NO FUCKING WAY !!!
     
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    fortunately, you're still covered :thup:

    kudos
     
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    Ridiculous.

    You sign away your constitutional rights when you join the military.
     
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    Tell it to the judge.
     
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    No shit.

    Bad ruling. The needs of the military should prevail in this matter which logic dictates includes gay servicemembers.
     
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    you don't sign away the right not to be discriminated againt

    don't pay attention to pretend constitutionalists.

    it's a great ruling and its perfect because it gives cover to the govt types.
     
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    You sign away ALL of your rights.

    You are property of the US gubmint, the moment you sign the enlistment contract or accept the commission, until the day you're issued your DD-214.
     
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    no. you don't.

    you sign away some rights... like freedom of speech.

    you do not sign away your freedom of religion.

    you do not sign away the right not to be discriminated against.

    but feel free to prove the regs that exempt the feds from anti-discrimination laws.
     
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    Never been in, have you?

    Your "rights", such as they are, are at the pleasure of your superiors, up to and including congress.
     

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