Bil Browning

The saddest & most hypocritical part

Filed By Bil Browning | September 25, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Dan Woods, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Log Cabin Republicans, repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

"The Justice Department's objections fail to recognize the implications of the government's defeat at the trial. It is as if the South announced that it won the Civil War. The objections also fail to mention that the court has previously denied the government's requests for a stay on three prior occasions and nothing has changed to suggest that a stay is now appropriate; if anything, the Senate vote this week shows that the court was correct in denying the prior requests for a stay. But what is most troubling is that the government's request for a stay ignores the harm that Don't Ask, Don't Tell causes to current and potential members of our Armed Forces. That is the saddest, most disappointing, and, in light of the President's position, most hypocritical part of the objections."

-- Dan Woods, White & Case attorney who is representing the Log Cabin Republicans in their suit to overturn DADT. Woods is responding to the Department of Justice filing on Friday afternoon asking the court to stay it's decision that the law is unconstitutional.


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