Lawmakers used Twitter to remark on the Supreme Court's decision Friday to allow the continued enforcement of "Don't ask, don't tell" as the military policy faces further litigation.
"While the Supreme Ct's decision on #DADT today is disappointing, it
demonstrates the need for Congress to repeal this corrosive policy now," tweeted Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who has been active this fall in drawing attention to the "Don't ask" repeal movement.
"Don’t ask, don’t tell needs to be repealed before Congress adjourns in
Dec. Senate inaction is an injustice to all gay Americans," tweeted Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.).
Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tweeted their ongoing opposition to "Don't ask" earlier in the week, even as most conceded that a repeal provision, now attached to a defense authorization bill, would not pass the upper chamber during the lame-duck session.
Friday's ruling comes in response to an emergency request by a gay-rights group for the suspension of "Don't ask" as the government appeals the finding of a lower court that the policy is unconstitutional.
—This post will be updated as necessary.