whoops, was that my OUTSIDE voice?
in all seriousness, i'm sick and tired of baby steps. this is one brave (and correct) judge. i am sick of our government being too fucking scared to DO anything about this. i'm guessing judge phillips ruling won't stand (very long). it's a step. i want GIANT steps, not baby steps.
if one wants to serve their country one should NOT be denied service based on their sexuality. if one is qualified, one should be able to serve.
a gay person can defend this country just as well as a straight one
Judge ends military's 'don't ask' ban on gays
A federal judge ordered an immediate end Tuesday to the Pentagon's enforcement of its ban on openly gay service members, rejecting the Obama administration's argument that an injunction to stop the "don't ask, don't tell" policy might harm military readiness.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips in California marks the first time that the controversial policy - which forbids the military to ask about a service member's sexual orientation but retains a ban on gays serving openly - has been halted.
Leaders of the group that brought the suit celebrated the injunction, the latest in a series of recent court rulings that expand the rights of gay Americans to marry and serve in uniform.............