Judge Refuses to Suspend Ruling Barring 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

A federal judge refused today to suspend her ruling that barred the implementation of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which forbids openly gay troops from serving in the military. The Obama administration will now most likely ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to stay U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' ruling. The administration has argued that it disagrees with the policy, but that it should be repealed legislatively and not through the courts. The legal wrangling is infuriating...Full Story
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