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SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to suspend a lawsuit challenging the military's ban on openly gay servicemembers.
The appeals court did not explain in its order why it rejected the request. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he expected to finalize the repeal and allow openly gay Americans to join the armed forces before the end of the year.
Cooper, an Army reserve officer, said he knew of at least one service member facing a discharge hearing next month, even as the Pentagon moves forward with its training plan.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
First my personal and political standing in regards to the DADT issue: So what. If they want to sacrifice their freedoms to fight for the country, let em!
Now my real world experience: What happens when a gay E-4 doesn't get promoted to an NCO position? Will they claim discrimination because they are gay? It happens anyway regardless of sexual orientation, but I feel this will lead to multiple lawsuits based on a perception rather than facts.
I have no problems with whomever may serve, but I fear they will use their new found and unspoken protected status to get what they want....just like a female troop. I know that sounds callus, but nearly anyone that is or has served can vouch for that statement.