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By Michael Widlanski
Leveling the battlefield to aid terrorists enables evil to fight on
Topic - Dan Woods
The military's ban on openly gay troops will be lifted within weeks, but the policy can still be re-enacted in the future.
The current court challenge to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuality is far from the first, but a notable 2003 Supreme Court decision may help make it the most likely to succeed.
President Obama's remarks that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy weakens national security shows it should be declared unconstitutional, a lawyer for the nation's largest Republican gay rights group told a federal judge Tuesday.
Dan Woods, an attorney for the Log Cabin Republicans, told the panel that it needs to weigh in on the policy's civil rights implications because lawmakers or future administrations in Washington could decide at some point to reinstate the ban.
Mr. Woods said the government is trying to "remove the legal precedent established in our case so that anyone claiming back pay, reinstatement or a change in discharge status" could not take advantage of that and remedy the harm done by the unconstitutional law.