Lyle Deniston writes:
Acting early Wednesday morning, the Obama Administration urged a federal appeals court to immediately put back into effect the 17-year-old “don’t ask/don’t tell” law that bars gays from serving openly in the military. The plea to the Ninth Circuit Court asked for a stay, to last as long as the government’s appeal proceeds, of a federal judge’s worldwide order barring any enforcement of that law and the Pentagon policy that carries it out. It also asked for an immediate postponement while the Circuit Court considers the stay application. (The 21-page application, found here, was accompanied by 160 pages of attachments.)
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