A lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice is standing in the way of a Republican-backed injunction on the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell‘ policy. The lawsuit is based on the argument that an injunction of this magnitude—just eliminating a policy without giving it thorough research and gradual implementation—could harm wartime military readiness abroad.
Those in favor of the injunction would argue the opposite: that the 17 year-old policy is harmful on a personal level to all gay servicemen. And that it’s detrimental to all, because it openly discourages trust and camaraderie between service members in the military.
A gay rights organization called the Log Cabin Republicans is responsible for bringing the injunction against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ to court and they’ve expressed their disappointment at the Obama administration’s withdrawal of their support. After all, the president didn’t hesitate during his campaign to voice disapproval towards the uncomfortably homophobic military policy with his intention to eliminate it.
But all disappointment aside, why is a Republican group acting like a bunch of liberal softies, and what’s the deal with Obama being such a conservative hard-ass?
A Republican organization is in support of liberal legislation while the Obama administration snubs the outcry for civil rights justice within the military? Is today is opposite day?
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