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Supreme Court follows the inaction of the Obama Administration on DADT:: Release Dorothy!

November 17, 2010
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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Pentagon to continue preventing openly gay people from serving in the military while a federal appeals court reviews the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the ongoing federal court review of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The Obama administration urged the high court not to get involved at this point.

Last month, a federal judge ruled that the policy violates the civil rights of gay Americans and she issued an injunction barring the Pentagon from applying it. But the San Francisco-based appeals court said the policy could remain in effect while it considers the administration’s appeal.

“Log Cabin Republicans are disappointed that the Supreme Court decided to maintain the status quo with regards to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ but we are not surprised,” said R. Clarke Cooper, the group’s executive director. “We are committed to pursuing every avenue in the fight against this failed and unconstitutional policy.”

President Barack Obama has pledged to push lawmakers to repeal the law in the lame-duck session before a new Congress is sworn in. But administration lawyers have in the meantime defended “don’t ask, don’t tell” in court.

via High court allows gay military ban for now – Yahoo! News.

I applaud the Log Cabin Republican‘s for taking the stand that an administration who allegedly supports diversity failed to do.  We’ve written in the past about the Obama pledge to end DADT and when the opportunity presented itself the administration literally had to do NOTHING yet chose to follow ‘protocol’ and defend the Congressional ban by petitioning the court.  Where’s the ‘protocol’ of defending civil rights and supporting the third branch of Government?  Wasn’t precedent set with Robert Kennedy’s enforcement of the Courts Civil Rights decisions in the 1960’s when congress opposed the measures?  The same rights giving Mr. Obama the opportunities he now enjoys?