A federal judge ordered that the U.S. military stop enforcing the don't ask, don't tell policy on Tuesday.
Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the military "immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding, that may have been commenced under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"."
The judge had previously ruled that the policy regarding gays serving in the military violated service members Fifth Amendment rights but delayed issuing the injunction.
It is glaringly evident when people without the slightest legal education comment on legal matters. Go read a few books before you start declaring the limitations of judicial power.
Natalie stop reading fiction.
Just another liberal nail in the coffin of the Late Great United States. These same activist judges will wonder why they are being beheaded when the Islamist have completely taken control. Useful idiots.
These comments are my favorite. I'm surprised you know how to use the internet.
You do realise that getting rid of this law would allow more people to join up and defend your country against Islamic fundamentalists, right? You logic is clearly flawed.
So us joining the ranks of the rest of the civilized world by stopping this policy is the end, eh?
Get some perspective, man.
If the "late great United States" is the one where bigots like you are in control, then good ridance!
You're right. Since hard-core Muslim fundamentalists are also anti-gay we should appease them and keep gays out of the military. That's just what we want...a country based on hard-line Islamic ideals. The world would be a better place if we would all hate gays just like those 14th century religious states that are showing such enlightenment in the Middle East.
Sounds like this judge may be a little light in her loafers herself!
I would not want to be in the foxhole with one. God knows what he might try on me!
What makes you think anyone would want or even think of touching you? Life isn't about you or didn't your mommy fill you in?
dogma, I suppose you would rather have a 13 year old girl in the fox hole with you, that weay YOU could have your way with her.
This opens the door for more law suits because I just see all the gays coming out of the closet now screaming that someone abused them because they are gay. Sick!
Name one case. Your comment is what is sick.
THIS IS GAY!!!!!....LOL
Get off his back. He has a point. Gays openly serving our military is the worst thing that can happen with Don't Ask Don't Tell. That wasn't put in there as a means to supress the gays, it was put in there to PROTECT THEM! This is a sad day in america.
Get ready people....God will be here soon.....and you can bet he is bringing his wrath.
If your God requires you to hate, discriminate, and pass judgment on someone when that person has never done anything to you (aside from offend your ridiculously delicate sensibilities) then your god is smaller than my God.
where is the link to the text of the ruling?
To those wondering or complaining, Federal courts have full authority over issues invovling the military.
How many divisions does the judge have?
Maybe she can send in a SWAT team to Fort Bragg to enforce her orders.
Are you actively trying to promote insurrection? My understanding is that treason can be punished with execution in the military....
This federal judge has NO basis to tell the military what do to, she is just trying to act high and mighty. Get a life your honor!
Impeach the Judge! thats all
What will she do if the military ignores her........nothing.
She can hold them in contempt of court, and if they refuse to comply, she has the authority to order the U.S. Marshal Service to arrest and jail them.
Not to mention they would then be subject to court-martial under Article 134 of the UCMJ (conduct which brings disrepect upon the Armed Services).
The judge can't do shi-ee-it! My history is blurred but I believe it was pres. Adams who show his buttocks to the supreme court...a sout out to all the history buffs out there I can't remember which one it was who told the courts to kiss his executive powers azz!
@Douglas the Democrat...I don't know how hard up you gays are for your agenda...but let us be clear: we are not a third world country. Nor will the presidential office and its govt powers will be coup by some dumb-a(zz) fed judge thug ruling and thug a(zz) marshalls. WE ARE A DEMOCRACY, not serving elitist gay agenda. The WILL OF THE PEOPLE of the USA put the president a(zz) in to conduct its business and it will BE BY THE WILL
OF THE PEOPLE his a(zz) will be out. Those of you who think meddling with govt powers: judicial, legislative and executive and discussions to thrown them into mayhem and storm the oval office with marshalls, watch how quickly the bipartisan FOOT will kick your a(zz)! Where's the macdaddy computer to capture this unpatriotic coup de'tat? Because some of you are active, duty military and other appear to be discussing some form of insurrection.
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