Daily Court Reporter - News Ninth Circuit Rules on â€˜Donâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€™ Appeal
Ninth Circuit Rules on â€˜Donâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€™ Appeal
Veterans Dismissed Under Ban Celebrate Reversal of District Court Decision
SEATTLE, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States recently overturned a district court decision in Witt v. United States Air Force, a case challenging the constitutionality of the â€œDonâ€™t Ask, Donâ€™t Tellâ€ law banning lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans from military service. The decision marks the first time a federal appellate court has found that the military must meet a heightened standard when infringing on a gay service memberâ€™s right to privacy. The case has been remanded to the district court for further action.
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Date Published: May 29, 2008