Federal Appeals Court Says “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” To Remain In Effect For Now
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that the Pentagon can temporarily reinstate the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.
The government earlier Wednesday said it wanted the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to take action the same day on a federal judge’s ruling that overturned the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays.
The Obama administration says it is in favor of repealing the law. However, the government says that letting the ruling of U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips go forward immediately would be a major problem for the military.
Leaving the judge’s decision in place now “would create tremendous uncertainty about the status of service members who may reveal their sexual orientation in reliance on the district court’s decision and injunction,” the Justice Department said in its latest appeals court filing.Click here for reuse options!
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