On Wednesday, I posted that Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, a decorated 19-year veteran flight officer for the U.S. Air Force, is suing to block his discharge under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Today, the AP reports that the military has halted the discharge for now:
"The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network says an agreement reached Monday prevents the Air Force from discharging Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach until a judge can consider its request for a court order to stop his ouster from the military.
The network, an advocacy group seeking equal treatment of gays in the military, is representing Fehrenbach in his legal fight to keep his job and last week filed a federal lawsuit in Idaho.
The lawsuit asks for an order to stop the Air Force from
discharging Fehrenbach until a full hearing can be scheduled. It also wants the law declared unconstitutional."