Gay USA: July 5-11, 2011

First of all, since we taped this week's show on Tuesday, the stay allowing the enforcement of Don't Ask, Don't Tell was lifted in federal court, meaning DADT is not being enforced at the moment. This is in the lawsuit brought by the Log Cabin Republicans. The certification required to lift the ban on gays and lesbians in the military was close anyway, but this decision builds on the new stance of the Obama administration that discrimination against LGBT people requires heightened scrutiny. IT IS STILL NOT SAFE TO COME OUT IN THE MILITARY. The stay could be reinstated by a higher court. And the decision could still be appealed. We'll have more on NEXT week's show. You can read more now on the website of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network at: http://www.sldn.org/.        

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