This evening, two important developments happened of interest to the LGBT community.
First, The New York Times reports:
On Wednesday, Colonel [Victor] Fehrenbach’s lawyers filed papers in Idaho federal court requesting a temporary order blocking his discharge [under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"]. The petition contends that a discharge would violate Colonel Fehrenbach’s rights, cause him irreparable harm and fail to meet standards established in a 2008 federal court ruling on don’t ask, don’t tell.
Then, moments later, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California posted the following notice:
The court will enter its order on the motion to stay judgment pending appeal (docket number 705) in Perry v Schwarzenegger, C09-2292, between 9 am and noon on Thursday, August 12 PDT
So, one of the more prominent faces of the damage done by DADT has sued the federal government, and the judge who struck down Proposition 8 on August 4 will be announcing on Thursday whether same-sex marriages should begin immediately, once again, in California. [Read Metro Weekly here for more about the process of seeking a stay and appealing the ruling and here at Poliglot for more about whether the appeal should even happen.]
Check back at Metro Weekly on Thursday for more.