Washington, D.C. – Defying constitutional limits, federal judge Virginia Phillips has ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing the 1993 law barring homosexuals from the military. Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) President, Wendy Wright, responded:
“The law is based on convincing evidence that homosexuality is incompatible with the military. This arrogant judge ignored the evidence to impose her ill-informed and biased opinion on our military, endangering the morale, health, and security of our military at a time of war. She did not do what Congress did when it passed the law – investigate the far-reaching effects of how this will detrimentally impact the men and women who risk their lives to defend us.
“Congress held twelve hearings and conducted on-site investigations before concluding that homosexuality is incompatible with military service and passed a law stating ‘There is no constitutional right to serve in the armed forces.’
“Judge Phillips does not know her place. The Constitution authorizes the President to be Commander-in-Chief and Congress to regulate the armed forces. It does not empower judges to create rights. Judge Phillips’ sweeping arrogance will harm the recruiting, retention, and readiness of our military.
“President Obama took an oath to uphold the Constitution. It is his duty to defend the law, not be an advocate for homosexual and transsexual behavior.”