Today's Date: May 29, 2024
NEW SURVEY LAUNCHES IN HOPES OF IMPROVING THE FINANCIAL AID & ECONOMIC EXPERIENCES OF FAMILIES   •   Mind The Female Funding Gap: Influential 'Women in Blockchain' Reveal Endemic Investment Barriers & Advocate For An Egalitar   •   Infinite Electronics Announces Reforestation Initiative Resulting in Over 11,000 New Trees to Be Planted   •   Capgemini announces new project with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on quantum computing for energy transition   •   North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council Announces Expansion of Technician Training Program   •   Interface Releases 2024 Design Trend Index   •   Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Renews Commitment to Conservation with Continued Support of Trust for Public Land   •   BORN PRIMITIVE LAUNCHES COMMEMORATIVE SAVAGE 1 TRAINING SHOE FOR 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY   •   Cincinnati Children's to expand clinical trials with launch of Applied Gene and Cell Therapy Center   •   Santander Consumer Gives Back to the Dallas Community in 2024 by Investing in Seven Local Foundations and Community Service Init   •   ArcBest Partners with Scholarship America to Offer Company's Inaugural Employee Dependent Scholarship Program   •   KIEHL'S PARTNERS WITH THE ALI FORNEY CENTER AND INTRODUCES KIEHL'S OPEN DOORS: A NEW PHILANTHROPIC PLATFORM SUPPORTING LGBTQIA2+   •   Cirium’s Emerald Sky Set to Transform Aircraft Emissions and Fuel Burn Data Accuracy   •   The United Nations Foundation's Shot@Life and United to Beat Malaria campaigns launch Healthy Start for Refugee Children initiat   •   Connecticut College Selects YuJa Panorama Digital Accessibility Platform to Streamline and Boost Accessibility Campuswide   •   Culhane Celebrates Second Decade With New Offices, Partners, Leadership Team Members   •   World Premiere of Minecraft’s First Touring Interactive Experience Set to Open in Dallas, September 20, 2024   •   Church Pension Group to Host Webinar About the Denominational Health Plan and the Lay Employee Pension System   •   Top Trends Coming out of the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas   •   New AARP Poll: Women 50+ Say Social Security, Medicare, Healthcare Costs Will Influence 2024 Vote
Bookmark and Share

Defense Dept. To Abide By DADT Injunction

 WASHINGTON -- Pending an appeal, the military services have halted discharges under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, DOD officials said.

Judge Virginia Phillips of the U.S. Central District of California ordered the halt to discharges and investigations. Phillips found the Don't Ask, Don't Tell statute unconstitutional in a Sept. 9 ruling. On Oct. 12, she issued an injunction ordering the Defense Department worldwide to halt discharges and investigations.

"Earlier today, the staff judge advocate generals from the military services, in consultation with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Office of General Counsel, sent to their service staff judge advocate counterparts in the field an e-mail informing them of the ruling by Judge Virginia Phillips of the Central District of California, issuing an injunction barring the enforcement or application of 10 United States Code 654, commonly known as the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' statute," Pentagon spokesman Marine Col. Dave Lapan said in a written statement.

"The e-mail noted that the U.S. government is contemplating whether to appeal and to seek a stay of the injunction," Lapan said.

"The Department of Defense will of course obey the law, and the e-mail noted that, in the meantime, the department will abide by the terms in the court's ruling, effective as of the time and date of the ruling," he said.


STORY TAGS: GENERAL , BLACKS , AFRICAN AMERICAN , LATINO , HISPANIC , MINORITIES , CIVIL RIGHTS , DISCRIMINATION , RACISM , DIVERSITY , RACIAL EQUALITY , BIAS , EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News