I don’t know what took them so long, but the Log Cabin Republicans finally got around to suing the military for the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy which has been responsible for getting thousands of gay soldiers booted from the military. I recall a news story from 2002 stating that a number of gay Arabic linguists had been kicked out during a time when translators were in short supply…but the fact that they were gay was obviously more important than making sure the military can do its job well. I won’t make any jokes about military intelligence, though…it’s just too easy.
The don’t ask, don’t tell policy violates the rights of privacy, free speech and equal protection, is based solely on prejudice and serves no legitimate government or military purpose, the suit contends.
Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest organization of gay and lesbian Republicans, supported President Bush in 2000 but announced recently that they would not back him this year because of his endorsement of a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.