Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DAY 24: DADT Update

A bit of a clarification on what the Supreme Court did concerning DADT - they had been asked to review a lower court's ruling that threw out a challenge to the military's "Don't Ask/Don't Tell" policy on gay service members. They refused to. That's not really that surprising. The court only accepts just about one percent of the cases presented to it. The Obama administration didn't want it to and even some of the challengers didn't want it to. Looking at the Court as if it did some horrible thing or some truly surprising thing is wrong. I'm disappointed because I think DADT is wrong and needs to be ended, but I am not at all surprised. I think most people really expected this. A denial of review by the Supreme Court on this kind of petition is not a ruling on the merits of the case. Nothing has been changed at all.

And so our watch continues. Stay tuned. Hopefully there will actually be some good news soon!

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