Washington - Today, federal district judge Virginia Phillips, following on her July decision striking down the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law in a case brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, and her subsequent injunction barring enforcement of DADT, refused to issue a stay on her decision. Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese issued the following statement:
"Judge Phillips once again did the right thing for our national security. We call on the administration not to appeal her decision. DADT is an unconscionable law that forces brave lesbian and gay Americans to serve in silence and has forced 14,000 patriotic Americans out of the military. The law is detrimental, not only to our national security, but also to the core American value of fairness."
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