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BREAKING: Judge halts enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

In the ongoing seesaw drama that has become the military’s policy on serving openly, federal Judge Virginia Phillips has issued the injunction to stop enforcement of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell today. She has ordered the Defense Department to “immediately to suspend and discontinue any investigation, or discharge, separation, or other proceeding” and you can read the full text of her announcement in this PDF.

The Justice Department had urged Phillips, […]

Senate fails in attempt to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

In a bit of bleak Tuesday news, it looks like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the policy forbidding military service members from performing their duties out and proud, isn’t going anywhere right now. Senators fell 4 short of the 60 needed to even start the debate on the new defense bill.

From the Washington Post:

Tuesday’s vote does not end efforts to lift the military’s 17-year ban on gays serving openly […]