Court rejects 'don't ask, don't tell' challenge
June 8: The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a former Army captain who was dismissed under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
NBC's Pete Williams reports.
updated 11:47 a.m. CT, Mon., June 8, 2009
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a challenge to the Defense Department policy forbidding gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, granting a request by the Obama administration.
The court said Monday that it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was dismissed under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
The federal appeals court in Boston earlier threw out a lawsuit filed by Pietrangelo and 11 other veterans. He was the only member of that group who asked the high court to rule that the Clinton-era policy is unconstitutional.
Rest of the story at link above.
The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Don't Ask, Don't Tell. That puts the ball in President Obama's Court. It's up to him to take a stand for what it right.
I'm clear about where I stand. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is bad policy, and it's costing us good people in time of War.