Obama Justice Department Weighs Appeal in 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Case

The ruling by a federal judge in California that the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is unconstitutional has put the Obama administration in a political bind, caught between a duty to defend established law and a promise to have the law overturned. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled Thursday that the policy violates the rights of gays and lesbians, and harms military readiness and unit cohesion. And she said she plans to issue a permanent injunction barring the military from...Full Story
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