Judge: Discharged gay vets can sue for full severance

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Troops involuntarily discharged under #DADT can pursue their claims for a full severance package, a federal judge has ruled.

In a 40-page decision, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller ruled that former Air Force enlisted man Richard Collins and more than 140 other involuntarily discharged veterans can continue their ACLU-backed lawsuit in search of full severance.

The Obama administration, notwithstanding its support for ending the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, had argued the putative class-action lawsuit should be dismissed.

Full story: Gay vets discharged under DADT can sue for full severance