3 discharged gay service members suing for reinstatement
December 13th, 2010
12:48 PM ET
11 years ago

3 discharged gay service members suing for reinstatement

SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) - A lawsuit was filed Monday on behalf of three service members discharged from the U.S. military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, asking for their reinstatement, according to attorneys representing the three.

"This filing is a frontal shot as we prepare to pursue and sustain an aggressive, far-reaching litigation strategy if the Senate fails to act this month to repeal the law," Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Service members Legal Defense Network, said in a statement. "This dispute can be resolved by Congress or the courts."

Filed under: Don't Ask Don't Tell
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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    The ALL should admit it and then see what's going to happen to them. Half the Army will disappear and there will be no one left to FIGHT THE BATTLE!!!

    STOP playing with people's personal lives and how they chose to use it or live it!!! Again, here we have less than half of Americans – not even a quarter – actually a FRACTION of lawmakers who want to SET the RULES and ONLY they have the right to know what’s right and continue to put obstacles in the way of Moving America Forward……….Sickening!!!

    December 13, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. soren

    DADT is heading towards the dustbin of history... as is the archaic rule where women aren't allowed in combat roles.

    December 13, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Indie Woman in Denver

    I think they should all sue John McCain.

    December 13, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    Good. Let the courts force the government to extend human rights to all of the military.

    December 13, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Jill American

    At least someone has couarge.

    December 13, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  6. GonzoinHouston

    All the arguments against gays in the military are based on half-baked predictions of disastrous consequences. All the arguments in favor of gays in the services are based on experiences and factual evidence. The persecution of gays in America is nothing but Christian Sharia.

    December 13, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |