AFAIK, the current ruling is about dismissing people for being gay and investigations under way. It's technically not saying that DADT is gone, just that it can't be enforced. So, speaking strictly, it is still illegal to be openly gay in the military, but as of this ruling nothing can be done about it. DADT is therefore, effectively, no longer applicable, even the rule itself hasn't been removed.
This is why I was never interested in becoming a lawyer. Too many technicalities.
Last edited by Deuce; 10-12-10 at 06:05 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
Indeed, they can ask and get answered, but they now cannot do anything about the answer they get. For now. Gays are being told not to come out until it is settled for sure, whether in the Supreme Court or by the Congress.
But not being able to enforce DADT is good. Having to study it just delayed ending it that much longer. It's just a lousy law altogether.
Regards from Rosie
"If you wanna get it done, you gotta fight for yourself." --Meat Loaf, Bat Outta Hell II
Rosie, the warning for gays to still not come out comes from a private advocacy group, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. It will probably not be seen by all gay service people, though any gay servicemember who does not follow the words from SLDN is a fool, it is a truly great group.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis