Federal Court To Hear "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" Unconstitutionality Case

U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips in Riverside, Calif. agreed Monday to send the case to trial July 13. Woods is representing the Log Cabin Republicans, a republican group rights group. He says the group hopes to end the 1993 policy by having it declared unconstitutional.. This move goes against the Department of Justice appeal to the judge to defer proceedings in the case “because the political branches have taken concrete steps to facilitate repeal of the DADT statute.”

“Concrete steps my ass….”

This is but the latest in several rulings by the court in this case. Over the last year, the Department of Justice has fougt fang and nail to kill it in brief after brief after brief following ….wait for it….Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s success in killing the suit a year ago by Jim Pietrangelo, who was arrested twice this year at the White House with Dan Choi.

I never thought that I would in a million years say something like this.  But best of luck to The Log Cabin Republicans.


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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