Monday, October 26, 2009

Obama Going Beyond The Government's "Duty to Defend" 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

I said before that I find it a little disingenuous for Obama to keep saying that he will end the policy without doing anything to actually accomplish that. Now, Obama is actually 'going beyond the governments "Duty to Defend"' to maintain 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. That is, Obama is not only not doing anything to get rid of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', but is fighting to keep the policy more then is required. (via)

"In a move consistent with other contradictory behavior on LGBT issues, the Obama administration has directed its Justice Department to file an extraordinary motion to get Log Cabin Republicans' lawsuit against the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law thrown out of court, despite a federal judge's ruling that it can proceed. The 11th-hour move for interlocutory appeal, which seeks to stay proceedings and block discovery, was surprisingly formulated at the same time that President Obama was reassuring LGBT activists that he still firmly opposes the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner earlier this month in Washington, DC."

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