Suit Seeks Records Tied to Ike’s Anti-Gay Order

Overview


Paul Thompson said that McDermott’s pro bono lawsuit on behalf of the Mattachine Society, seeking to force government disclosure of a 1953 anti-LGBT order, is “an issue of public importance — how your government treats people who work for it, how your government has historically targeted people based on their LGBT status and destroyed their lives.” Calling it “particularly troubling” if the FBI could block disclosure on national security grounds, Mr. Thompson asserted, “We are serious, and we’re not going to stop until we feel like we have exhausted all possible avenues to obtain these records.” Read the full article.