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Robert Gates: Screw That Judge Calling DADT Unconstitutional

Despite a federal judge throwing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell into the shredder Tuesday for violating everything from equal protection to the First Amendment, Robert Gates still wants lawmakers to, uh, be able to take credit for ending discrimination.

“I feel very strongly that this is an action that needs to be taken by the Congress and that it is an action that requires careful preparation and a lot of training,” said the defense secretary following Judge Virginia Phillips’s decision. And given President Obama is letting Gates run the show on DADT, then yeah, you can expect DoJ to appeal to give your elected officials another shot at letting discrimination stick around.