For those legal experts who contend that the President is compelled to appeal the DADT ruling, I have a question. Do they also contend that the President is compelled to seek a stay of the ruling? Do they contend that the President is compelled to immediately appeal the ruling itself?
The Pentagon also “urged”
threatened Gay and Lesbian service members that they could face discharge if the ruling was reversed. They did not indicate that any incident against Gay and Lesbian service members would be dealt with harshly. They didn't say such incidents would be dealt with at all. As a result their contention that they are worried about unit cohesion seems transparently dishonest. If they were really worried about unit cohesion, that it is the first thing they would have said.
They just don't want the Gay and are willing to say anything, even under oath to prevent it.