HRC Statement on 9th Circuit Stay of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Decision

WASHINGTON – On Oct 20, 2010, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals stayed Judge Virginia Phillip’s injunction regarding the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, in effect reviving the law that bars openly gay, lesbian and bisexual service members. Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese released the following statement:

“The revival of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law is a sad day for all Americans who want the best and brightest service members defending our country. Today’s decision only furthers our resolve to send this law to the dustbin of history and also draws a spotlight on the administration to make good on their pledge to end these discharges that damage our national security.”


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