Don't ask': GOP gays lead fight military ban

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October 22, 2010


"The Justice Department tried to block the Log Cabin Republicans' lawsuit from going to trial, arguing that the organization did not have members who were directly affected by the policy.

"The group initially filed its lawsuit on behalf of John Does and said they were active military members who could not be identified for fear of being discharged. The group later named gay veteran Alexander Nicholson as a plaintiff to better its chances.

"...'To the extent there were people who were upset, I think it was because they didn't know in advance that Log Cabin was going to sue,' said Jon Davidson, executive director of Lambda Legal, a gay rights legal affairs group.