October 14th, 2010
04:14 PM ET
12 years ago

Justice department appeals judge's 'don't-ask-don't-tell' ruling

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department Thursday formally appealed a federal court ruling that struck down the government's "don't-ask- don't-tell" policy, requesting an emergency stay to block the judge's injunction stopping enforcement of the policy.

Justice Department lawyers say they want the federal court in California to grant a stay of the injunction, which would remain in effect throughout the appeals process.


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  1. barry

    If Obama wants "Don't ask Don't Tell" overturned then why is he appealing it? To say you want Congress to deal with it won't guarantee its end. If the Republicans take the majority and it's likely "Don't Ask Don't tell" Don't Go Away.

    October 14, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |

    Obama doesn't want a judge to legislate from a bench. Instead he wants the military's review to come forth, and congress to repeal the LAW of the land......I agree with the President 110%

    October 14, 2010 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  3. Kristy Ann Elizabeth Hardin

    Who you love has nothing to do whether or not you could do your job in the military. Kristy_Ann_E via twitter

    October 14, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. drew

    I should have the same right as you, to get married, to have kids. what i do in my bedroom is my bussiness and who i do it with dont bug u until i ask you to join me. what dont ask you who ur doing what ur doing in ur bedroom. if i love a guy then so me it. people are just so scared of what they dont understand! just leave me and who i love alone. im happy to be gay in love with a guy.. you dont see me going around n saying aww u shouldnt marry her.. ewwww!! lol its none of my bussiness, just like if im gay or not shouldnt matter to u. im not after u. us gay people know if ur gay or not we can tell that... we also know better to hit on u if ur not gay!!

    October 14, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  5. Sanity

    Strange that no one has mentioned when DADT was passed and which party controlled the presidency, the House and the Senate then. Maybe I'll look it and post it. LOL!!

    October 14, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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