Opposing Views on Friday's SCOTUS Ruling on Gays in the Military

Here are two contrary views of Friday's ruling at the Supreme Court keeping in place-at least for now--the federal law prohibiting openly gay men and women from serving in the military.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins issued the following statement:

"Judge Phillips has once again been rebuked for her efforts to anoint herself Commander-in-Chief. I am gratified that two higher courts have now recognized the importance of judicial deference to Congress, the President, and military leaders in setting policy for the armed forces. I hope, and remain confident, that they will do the same in ruling on the merits of this case.

"Family Research Council will continue to defend the current law in all three branches of government, in order to protect against the threats to good order, morale, discipline, and unit cohesion that would be posed by allowing open homosexuality in the military."

R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director, Log Cabin Republicans issued this statement:

"Log Cabin Republicans are disappointed that the Supreme Court decided to maintain the status quo with regards to ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' but we are not surprised," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans. "We are committed to pursuing every avenue in the fight against this failed and unconstitutional policy. Log Cabin will continue working to secure the votes needed for legislative repeal, and if necessary, we look forward to seeing President Obama's attorneys in court next year to prove, once again, that ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' doesn't work."