Undersecretary of Defense Stanley Issues DADT Case Memo

Posted by Chris Geidner
October 15, 2010 3:27 PM |

Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Clifford Stanley issued a memorandum today, obtained by Metro Weekly, to the secretaries of the service branches detailing "Homosexual Conduct Discharge Processing."

It is brief, detailing Tuesday's ruling in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States and the stay request -- in which he filed a declaration -- filed on Thursday. Stanley also, notably, states that if a stay is granted, "I will issue additional guidance."

He warns servicemembers "that altering their personal conduct in this legally uncertain environment may have adverse consequences for themselves or others should the court's decision be reversed." In other words, and similar to warnings issued by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, gay and lesbian servicemembers should not come out at this time.

Read: Memo from Undersecretary Stanley.pdf

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