Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Beyond the Log Cabin Republicans Injunction and the Defense Authorization Act

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity Services, Program on Law & Government, National Security Law Brief, Labor & Employment Law Forum, LAMBDA Law Society, Legislation & Policy Brief, Modern American, Veterans of American University, Health Law & Justice Initiative and AU Queers & Allies

November 10, 2010, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The panel was a discussion of the legal, social and policy implications of this legislation, including a discussion of the Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America case, the subsequent injunction issued by Judge Virginia Phillips of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the Defense Authorization Act and domestic partner benefits.

This panel was moderated by Stephen Vladeck, American University Washington College of Law Professor & National Security Law Expert

The panel consisted of:

  • Michelle McCluer, Executive Director of National Institute of Military Justice
  • David McKean, Staff Attorney for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network
  • Ty Cobb, Legislative Director for the Human Rights Campaign
  • David Rittgers, Legal Policy Analyst for the Cato Institute

Closing remarks were given by Anthony Varona, American University Washington College of Law Associate Dean & Professor of Law.