March 31, 2020         
Rain The Growth Agency Supports Launch Of Virtual Daycare Educational Series: "The Fab Lab With Crazy Aunt Lindsey"   •   Gabriel & Co. Stands Ready To Help By Donating 100% Of Proceeds From 91>19 Unisex Bangle   •   Publix Offering Rent Relief in Publix-owned Shopping Centers   •   FiftyFlowers Is Still Shipping Flowers From Partner Farms to Doorsteps During Pandemic   •   Crocs Provides an Update on the Business Impact of COVID-19   •   Estrella Media Teams Up with Top Regional Mexican Recording Artists to Launch “Cuídate,” an Emblematic Music   •   Citi Hires Women-Owned Firms to Lead Distribution of $4 Billion Citi Bond Issuance to Commemorate Women’s History Month   •   How a Smart Home Helped a Senior Citizen During Social Isolation   •   byte Steps up to Fight COVID-19   •   Hemisphere Media Group Provides Update Related to COVID-19 Impact   •   ESSENCE Launches New Digital Series Focused on the Impact of COVID-19 on Black America   •   Statement From ESSENCE Communications, Inc. on the Postponement of the 2020 ESSENCE Festival of Culture   •   New Health and Safety Protocols from Women's Excellence During the COVID-19 Outbreak   •   We The Best Foundation partners with Direct Relief and simplehuman to fight COVID-19   •   Spanish Broadcasting System Schedules Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2019 Conference Call   •   Invacare Corporation Named a 2019 Winning “W” Company by 2020 Women on Boards   •   Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak Calls for Gendered Lens in COVID-19 Economic Response Plan   •   Lifestyle brand and online community, One Tough B helps connect and support women during the coronavirus pandemic   •   Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2019   •   Kohl’s Extends Temporary Store Closures Nationwide and Provides Business Update in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Bookmark and Share

Group Wants To Reinstate Injunction Against DADT

 WASHINGTON -  Log Cabin Republicans continues to fight against enforcement of discriminatory 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy, presenting arguments in opposition to the Obama administration's recent request for a stay.  Enforcement of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' was halted for eight days after Log Cabin's victory at trial last September, only to be temporarily reinstated when the Department of Justice was granted a temporary emergency stay.

"In its latest appeal, the Obama Administration is putting paperwork ahead of the fundamental constitutional rights of servicemembers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans. "This is just another in a long line of delay tactics from a President who has not missed an opportunity to defend this policy in court. As was articulated last week by former United States Solicitor General Ted Olson, the Department of Justice is not obligated to appeal this ruling.  Thanks to this injunction, the Pentagon successfully suspended discharges and ended discrimination in recruitment without incident, proving that the United States military is ready and able to implement open service.  There is no reason to make our armed forces spend another day enforcing an arbitrary, irrational policy that only undercuts unit cohesion and military readiness.  We have faith that the Ninth Circuit, having had the chance to examine the trial record, will agree."

"We weren't surprised by the Ninth Circuit ruling granting the government a temporary stay, given the short amount of time the judges had to consider the case," said Dan Woods, White & Case partner who is representing Log Cabin Republicans in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America.  "Now that the Court has had additional time to study the case and when it has the opportunity to consider the opposition brief we have filed today, we are cautiously optimistic that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will deny the government's motion for a stay of the injunction because the government has not met the factors required for a stay pending appeal. The government's motion does not show that the government is likely to prevail on the merits of the appeal and does not even attempt to refute the fact that the constitutional rights of current and prospective gay and lesbian servicemembers will continue to be violated during any stay.  It remains sad and disappointing that the government seeks to continue to enforce 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' by its motion for a stay pending appeal, even as the President has repeatedly said that the policy 'weakens' our national security and recently said in a 'tweet' that he basically agrees with Judge Phillips's decision." 

Log Cabin Republicans filed suit in federal district court against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in 2004.  The case went to trial in Riverside, California in July of 2010, and Judge Virginia Phillips ruled on September 9, 2010 that the policy violated the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution.  

###

Log Cabin Republicans promotes legislation to provide basic fairness for gay and lesbian Americans and works to build a more inclusive GOP. The 30-year old organization has state and local chapters nationwide, a full-time office in Washington, DC, a federal political action committee and state political action committees.

 


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

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