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Memorandum to Military Departments DADT Injunction July 8

Memorandum to Military Departments DADT Injunction July 8

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UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

4000 DEFENSE PENTAGON WASHINGTON, D.C. 20301-4000

JUL - 8 011
PERSONNEL AND READINESS

MEMORANDUM FOR SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS SUBJECT: Injunction Regarding "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" On July 6, 2011, a federal appellate court reinstated the injunction, originally issued on October 12,2010, ordering the Department of Defense to cease enforcement of the "Don't Ask, Don' t Tell" law (10 U.S.c. § 654) and implementing regulations. The reinstatement of that injunction (a copy of which accompanies this memorandum) is effective immediately. The Secretaries of the Military Departments shall ensure immediate compliance with the injunction and this memorandum. The appeal from the injunction remains pending. It remains the policy of the Department of Defense not to ask Service members or applicants about their sexual orientation, to treat all members with dignity and respect, and to ensure maintenance of good order and discipline. Further, because the injunction is once again in effect, the Department will process applications for enlistment or appointment without regard to sexual orientation. Further guidance will be forthcoming as developments warrant.

Ct; ~QC;(
Clifford L. Stanley cc:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Counsel of the Department of Defense

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