The Washington Post reports that "a federal judge in Southern California has declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional."
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military.In other news, Monica Marie Marquez has been named to replace retiring Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey. Marquez will be the first Latina and first openly gay justice. "Marquez has bridged the administrations of Democrat Ken Salazar and Republican John Suthers in the attorney general’s office."
Phillips says the policy doesn't help military readiness and instead has a "direct and deleterious effect" on the armed services.