06 July 2011

Enforcement end to DADT ordered by U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Log Cabin Republican case.

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this order in a Don't Ask, Don't Tell or DADT case filed by the Log Cabin Republicans or LCR.

The order came from a class action case filed, in Log Cabin Republicans v. U.S., which challenged DADT - the American federal law banning openly gay people from serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

In September 2010 a U.S. District Court in California ruled that DADT violated both First and Fifth amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The court ordered the U.S. Defense Department to stop enforcing the ban. However, the Ninth Circuit granted the U.S. Government's request to stay the District Court’s order until the merits of lower court's decision could be appealed to the Ninth Circuit.

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit agreed to LCR's request to lift its stay of the District Court's order.

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