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The Supreme Court building, emblazoned with the phrase “Equal Justice Under Law.”
Denying a request by the Log Cabin Republicans, U.S. Supreme Court justices Friday allowed the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy to remain in place while the issue cycles through the federal appeals court circuit. —JCL
The Associated Press:
The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.
The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the ongoing federal court review of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The Obama administration urged the high court not to get involved at this point.
Last month, a federal judge ruled that the policy violates the civil rights of gay Americans and she issued an injunction barring the Pentagon from applying it. But the San Francisco-based appeals court said the policy could remain in effect while it considers the administration’s appeal.
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