Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is Unconstitutional

Sep 10, 2010

NASW’s efforts to repeal the U.S. military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy reached a conclusion on Thursday when Federal District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled the policy to be unconstitutional.

Judge Phillips accepted the arguments of the plaintiffs: that due process rights were being denied under the Fifth Amendment, and that the First Amendment’s right to freedom of expression was chilled by DADT as well.

Full text of the decision can be found here.