This is awesome. The wins keep coming in court:
A federal judge on Friday ordered the reinstatement of an Air Force nurse discharged from the military under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that forbids openly gay service members.
U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton told a packed Tacoma, Wash., courtroom that evidence at a six-day trial showed that former Air Force Reserve Maj. Margaret Witt was an “exemplary officer” who should be “reinstated at the earliest possible moment.”
“Good flight nurses are hard to find,” he said in a 15-page opinion.
In a statement, Witt said she was proud of her career. “Wounded people never asked me about my sexual orientation. They were just glad to see me there,” she said.
Witt was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, which said the ruling was the first time a judge had ordered a reinstatement of a service member discharged under “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Anti-gay laws simply don’t hold up under legal scrutiny, by any stretch of the imagination.