Supreme Court Allows Gay Military Ban -- For Now

By RJ Middleton
|  Friday, Nov 12, 2010  |  Updated 4:37 PM PDT
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Supreme Court Allows Gay Military Ban -- For Now

The Supreme Court is allowing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to continue while a federal appeals court considers other issues, according to the Associated Press.

The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, sought to have the policy banned, but the Obama administration asked the high court to not get involved. To that, President Obama has said he will seek a ban during the upcoming lame-duck Congress.

The policy, which prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, was lifted for eight days in October after U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that it is unconstitutional. The Obama administration asked the appeals court to reinstate the ban until it could hear arguments on the broader constitutional issues next year.
 

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