The Supreme Court turned down a challenge to the Pentagon Policy that forbids gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Former Army Captain James Pietrangelo was dismissed under a federal law and lost his appeal Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court.
He and 11 other veterans had sued the government over the “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” law passed in 1993. Pietrangelo appealed the ruling by a federal appeals court in Boston. Pietrangelo was the only one who appealed to the high court, but the justices without comment refused to intervene. The 12 veterans asked the Clinton-era policy be ruled unconstitutional.
Despite campaigning last year in support of repealing the “Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell” policy, the Obama White House asked the Supreme Court not to take the case and it would not stop homosexuals from being kicked our of the Military. President Obama said he supported throwing out the federal law but has taken no specific action on the controversy. Another promise not kept by Obama. Yet he is to this day supported by gays. More proof he will say anything to any one to gain power and get elected.
In the high court filing The Justice Department said the law was “rationally related to the government’s legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion.”
The law forbids those in the armed services from openly acknowledging or revealing their homosexuality, and prevents the government from asking individual soldiers and sailors about their sexual orientation. There have been gays in the Military since the beginning and there will always be. The Don’t policy was Clinton’s first official act as President. It seems like it is the liberals that have a problem with gays. Perhaps Bubba and Barry are homophobes.
There is no pending legislation in Congress to change or repeal the “don’t ask/don’t tell” law. Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!