June 9, 2009
TIME on Obama's defense of DADT
TIME ponders the gay community's puzzlement and anger over the Obama administration's defense of Don't Ask, Don't Tell:
The Obama Administration, in its brief in the case last month, said a lower court acted properly in upholding the gay ban. "Applying the strong deference traditionally afforded to the Legislative and Executive Branches in the area of military affairs, the court of appeals properly upheld the statute," argued Elena Kagan, who as Solicitor General represents the Administration before the Supreme Court. The bar on gays serving openly is "rationally related to the government's legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion," her 12-page filing added.
The government's brief in opposition to certiorari is available here.
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