FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2010

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September 09, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council President and Marine veteran Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to today's decision by a California federal judge overturning the law on open homosexuality in the military, most commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell":

"It is hard to believe that a District Court level judge in California knows more about what impacts military readiness than the service chiefs who are all on the record saying the law on homosexuality in the military should not be changed. Once again, homosexual activists have found a judicial activist who will aid in the advancement of their agenda. This is a decision for Congress that should be based upon the input of the men and women who serve and those who lead them," concluded Perkins.

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