DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Appeals Court, May 31, 2012
The case is Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (1st Cir. 10-2207 & 10-2214) and the opinion is here.
Federal Judge Finds DOMA [Defense of Marriage Act] Unconstitutional (Feb. 23, 2012) [The case is Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management (N.D. Calif. 10-00257) and the Feb. 22, 2012 order of Judge Jeffrey S. White is here.]
Welcome to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue Database, a project of the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford Law School. This Database is one of several digital law projects developed by the Library implementing new technologies and the Internet to assist students, teachers and practioners of law. The Don’t Database contains primary materials on the U.S. military’s policy on sexual orientation, from World War I to the present, as identified by Professor Janet E. Halley’s book, Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Military’s Anti-Gay Policy (Duke University Press, 1999), including legislation; regulations; internal directives of service branches; materials on particular service members’ proceedings (from hearing board transcripts to litigation papers and court decisions); policy documents generated by the military, Congress, the Department of Defense and other offices of the Executive branch; and advocacy documents submitted to government entities.
DOD Set for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal (Sep. 19, 2011)
Injunction Regarding Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Interim Policy (U.S. Marine Corps; Date Signed: 7/12/2011; MARADMIN Active Number: 387/11 2011) [“Purpose. This MARADMIN notifies all Marince Corps personnel of the Interim Policy regarding the law known as Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (10 U.S.C. 654) and its implementing regulations. Until further notice, commanders will not enforce Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and its implementing regulations (Refs B-H). Accordingly, MARADMIN 607/10 is hereby cancelled.”]
See also: DOD Orders Halt to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Enforcement, by Karen Parrish, American Forces Press Service (Jul. 8, 2011). And see here for related news items
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ UPDATE: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright (USMC) conducted a press briefing, on Friday 28 January 2011 at 2:15PM EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), discussing the process of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal implementation effort — see the video here.
See also: DOD Launches ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal Implementation Team (Jan. 31, 2011) and ‘Don’t Ask’ Repeal Plan Progressing Quickly, Officials Say (Jan. 28, 2011)