- Sep 29, 2007
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
A gay rights group will ask a federal judge Thursday to order the Pentagon to stop enforcing "don't ask, don't tell," the law barring gays from serving openly in the military.
The group — the Log Cabin Republicans — already won a big victory last week in the same case. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips said the law violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution. Now, attorney Dan Woods, who represents the gay-rights group, is looking for a more practical ruling.
"We want her to block any further enforcement or application of don't ask, don't tell wherever we have military operations — not just in California, not just in this country but wherever we have military bases anywhere in the world," he said.
A Pentagon official said government lawyers will likely object to a court injunction. There has been no word from the Justice Department.
Group Seeks 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction : NPR
Doesn't look to good for the anti gay crowd lately