U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton in Tacoma ruled in September that Maj. Margaret Witt’s dismissal under the military’s DADT policy violated her rights. Witt was suspended in 2004 and subsequently discharged after the Air Force learned she had been in a long-term relationship with a civilian woman. She sued to get her job back. and won.
Today the Justice Department, filed an appeal with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals right before the deadline as usual.
White House Press Secretary and rsident smug asshole Robert Gibbs released the following statement:
“Today, the Department of Justice filed a notice of appeal in a case involving a legal challenge to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy, as the Department traditionally does when acts of Congress have been held unconstitutional. This filing in no way diminishes the President’s — and his Administration’s — firm commitment to achieving a legislative repeal of DADT this year. Indeed, it clearly shows why Congress must act to end this misguided policy. In recent weeks, the President and other Administration officials have been working with the Senate to move forward with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, including a repeal of DADT, during the lame duck.”
“This filing in no way diminishes the President’s — and his Administration’s — firm commitment to achieving a legislative repeal of DADT this year.”
So tell me. Is there anyone out therse still deluded enough to believe this?
Simply put. The Obama Administration can go fuck itself.