A federal court in California today ruled in favor of plaintiffs in the case challenging the constitutionality of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips decided in favor of Log Cabin Republicans and their lawsuit against the 1993 law banning open service in the U.S. military.
BREAKING STORY: Federal court overturns ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ [Wash. Blade]
**MORE: Servicemembers United’s statement:
“This is an historic moment and an historic ruling for the gay military community,” said Alexander Nicholson, Executive Director of Servicemembers United and a multi-lingual U.S. Army interrogator who was discharged under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ “As the only named injured party in this case, I am exceedingly proud to have been able to represent all who have been impacted and had their lives ruined by this blatantly unconstitutional policy. We are finally on our way to vindication.”