November 10th, 2010
05:42 PM ET
12 years ago

Government asks Supreme Court to keep 'don't ask, don't tell' for now

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The federal government on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to back an appellate panel's ruling that would allow the military to temporarily continue enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy that bans openly gay and lesbian soldiers.

Acting Solicitor General Neal Kumar Katyal argued in the government motion that the justices should reject a request by the Log Cabin Republicans to reinstate a federal judge's injunction against the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.


Filed under: Don't Ask Don't Tell • Supreme Court
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. stufthis

    Since DADT is unconstitutional, I am sure the supreme? court will have no problem keeping it.

    November 10, 2010 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  2. Thinker

    DADT is unconstituional, and it should not be enforced at all. But the cowardly repukes will want to keep it.

    November 10, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. AZ DEM

    No matter what DADT needs to end and if Congress won't pass it Obama needs to sign it as executive order. There is no excuse for a country as advanced as the US to have an army that discriminates against people based on their sexual preference if we can't do it for jobs it should'nt be allowed in the military. I would like to give the Supreme Court the benefit of the doubt but some landmark decisions as of late have made me lose fate.

    November 10, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    "...with liberty and justice for some."

    November 10, 2010 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |