GUIDANCE FOLLOWING COURT RULING ON DON’T ASK DON’T TELL

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SUBJ/GUIDANCE FOLLOWING COURT RULING ON DON'T ASK DON'T TELL// 



REF/A/DOC/USDC CENTDIST OF CA/12OCT2010// REF/B/DOC/DOD/08JUL2011// NARR/REF A 
IS FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTION IN THE CASE LOG CABIN 
REPUBLICANS V. US.  REF B IS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMORANDUM FOR 
SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS.// 

RMKS/1.  THIS IS THE THIRTEENTH NAVADMIN IN A SERIES OF COMMUNICATIONS 
CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF SECTION 654 OF TITLE 10, KNOWN AS 'DON'T ASK, DON'T 
TELL'(DADT).  THE PURPOSE OF THIS NAVADMIN IS TO NOTIFY ALL NAVY PERSONNEL OF 
INTERIM POLICY.  ON 6 JULY 2011, THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS LIFTED A 
STAY ON THE OCTOBER 2010 INJUNCTION (REF A) ORDERING THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE 
TO CEASE ENFORCEMENT OF DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL AND ITS IMPLEMENTING 
REGULATIONS.  AT THE PRESENT TIME, COMPLIANCE WITH THE INJUNCTION IS REQUIRED 
THROUGHOUT THE NAVY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY PER REF B.

2.  GUIDANCE:
    A.  IT REMAINS THE POLICY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NOT TO ASK 
SERVICEMEMBERS OR APPLICANTS ABOUT THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, TO TREAT ALL 
MEMBERS WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT, AND TO ENSURE MAINTENANCE OF GOOD ORDER AND 
DISCIPLINE.
    B.  THE NAVY WILL PROCESS APPLICATIONS FOR ENLISTMENT OR APPOINTMENT 
WITHOUT REGARD TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
    C.  COMMANDERS SHALL CONSULT THEIR SJA OR COMMAND COUNSEL IN EVERY 
INSTANCE WHERE HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT LAW AND POLICY IS IMPLICATED.
    D.  SAILORS WITH SPECIFIC QUESTIONS REGARDING THEIR OWN SITUATION SHOULD 
BE IMMEDIATELY REFERRED TO THE NEAREST NAVAL LEGAL SERVICE OFFICE FOR 
ASSISTANCE.
    E.  COMMANDERS WITH FURTHER POLICY QUESTIONS SHOULD CONTACT OPNAV N13 AT 
(703) 614-5571 OR VIA E-MAIL, JANET.BRISTOL@NAVY.MIL.

3.  THIS NAVADMIN IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 
FURTHER GUIDANCE IS PROMULGATED.

4.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.// BT
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