Lawsuit seeking full separation pay for DADT discharges marches forward

by on October 19, 2011  •  In Military

Judge Christine Odell Cook Miller of the Court of Federal Claims denied the government's motion to dismiss a case brought by the ACLU on behalf of service members who received only partial separation pay because they were discharged on the ground that they were gay. The bulk of the decision in Collins v. United States addresses technical statutory questions pertaining to whether the Claims Court properly had jurisdiction of the case. Judge Miller ordered the parties to submit a proposed schedule for discovery and briefing of the motion to certify a class.


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