Log Cabin Republicans Criticizes Government for Distorting Truth and Mischaracterizing National Leaders

Government's motion for summary judgment has even White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs confused

April 6, 2010 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Blogger Tumblr

(Los Angeles, CA) – On April 5th, Attorneys from White and Case LLP, representing Log Cabin Republicans in the historic Don't Ask, Don't Tell lawsuit Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America (Case no. CV04-8425) filed a massive opposition to a controversial Justice Department brief, filed last week in a last-ditch attempt by the Government to dismiss Log Cabin's case.

This Justice Department brief was widely reported in mainstream and LGBT media last week for distorting testimony by two nationally respected scholars who are serving as expert witnesses in the case, as well as resurrecting testimony by then-General Colin Powell, which he has since recanted.

Log Cabin Republicans' case is the only modern challenge to the failed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and has highlighted the incongruent positions between President Obama's stated public policy plans and the actions of his Justice Department officials including a major Obama campaign figure-turned-Assistant Attorney General Tony West.

"The response we filed yesterday was an aggressive response to the government's latest effort to avoid a trial on the merits of our claims that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is unconstitutional," commented White and Case partner Dan Woods. "We believe that the government is trying to misstate the law and distort the facts to conceal its lack of any evidence to support its claim that 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' is constitutional. We have spent a considerable amount of time and energy in our brief trying to set the record straight before the Court."

Terry Hamilton, National Board Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans concluded by stating that "All Americans should be concerned and dismayed that the Obama Administration does not even know what their own appointees are doing. Log Cabin Republicans will continue to push forward, even if we cannot rely on our 'fierce advocate' in the White House or Democratic leadership in the Congress."