09/10/2010 // Los Angeles, California, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Los Angeles – A federal judge has declared a policy banning gays from openly serving in the U.S. military is unconstitutional. As reported by the Associated (AP), U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled Thursday that the policy “don’t ask, don’t tell” was a violation of the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays and lesbians.
As noted in the report, the judge has stated that she will draft an injunction to stop the enforcement of the ban nationwide. Dan Woods, an attorney for the group, The Log Cabin Republicans, who filed a lawsuit during the Bush Administration to order an end to the ban, is quoted by the AP as stating of the recent ruling, “This decision will change the lives of many individuals who only wanted to serve their country bravely.”
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