Log Cabin Republicans Abandon Case Against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

The Log Cabin Republicans have decided not to appeal their case against Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. When repeal of the law took effect, the Ninth Circuit ruled that their lawsuit was moot and vacated a lower court ruling that DADT was unconstitutional. LCR initially appealed, hoping the court would still rule on the law though it is no longer in effect, but today the Court of Appeals denied an en banc hearing. Though LCR has now abandoned the suit, executive director R. Clarke Cooper says, “Log Cabin Republicans are proud to have brought this case, proud of our victory at trial, and proud that the ruling in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States provided the necessary motivation to make repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ a reality.”