In asking the Ninth Circuit to deny a lengthier stay on Judge Virginia Phillips ruling that knocked down DADT, the conservative gay group says in its brief “the president agrees with the district court’s decision.”
Except that’s only partially true. Obama agrees with the decision’s outcome, but he has yet to agree with its reasoning: Phillips struck down the law last month on the grounds it was unconstitutional. Ask Press Sec. Robert Gibbs about it, and he’ll say only that Obama believes the law is discriminatory, and that is the difference.