The AP reports that the Log Cabin Republicans are suiing the Pentagon over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Hey, are they sure they want to do this with the draft around the corner? Just asking…
Log Cabin members serving in the military asked the group’s leaders over the last four months to take legal action, said Marty Meekins, one of the group’s attorneys. They did not come forward because of a specific incident but out of “fear of the military finding out their sexual orientation if they are gay and lesbian,” said Meekins, who is based in Los Angeles.
The suit says the policy violates a soldier’s constitutional right to due process, freedom of speech and equal protection.
Log Cabin officials say they are encouraged by the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision to strike down a Texas law that made homosexual sex a crime.