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Judge Shoots Down “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”; Gays Seek Legal Options

A federal judge has ruled the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is unconstitutional, and one local law firm that specializes in military matters says former service members are already exploring their legal options. Greg Rinckey, with the Albany-based Tully Rinckey law firm, says the office has fielded about 30 phone calls and emails in the past 24 hours from gay men and women who were forced out of the military. Rinckey thinks this yet another step in the death of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” though he says the government will most likely appeal the ruling. If the court decision holds, Rinckey believes gay service members who received a “general” or other than honorable discharge will be able to apply for an upgrade to “honorable” discharge.


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