Administration asks court to reconsider 'don't ask, don't tell' order
July 14th, 2011
08:16 PM ET
11 years ago

Administration asks court to reconsider 'don't ask, don't tell' order

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration Thursday evening asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its order last week blocking the U.S. military from enforcing its "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays and lesbians serving in the military.

U.S. officials have been moving ahead with dismantling the policy but had objected to having the courts force the government to officially repeal it at this time.

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  1. GI Joe

    It's law now - and our trained military know how best to phase this in.

    Sometimes I think our courts (at all levels) have become too intrusive in the established laws of this country. They are supposed to enforce, not legislate.

    July 14, 2011 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  2. A Kickin' Donkey

    Gays – I hope you keep quiet on this and support the President. He's got your back as he has proved by shepherding through the repeal of DADT. This simply needs to be done within the protocol of the military in a measured, planned, systematic way. Not the time to ActUp [pun intended].

    July 14, 2011 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |

    I understand you respect the Troops, and the commanders. That you want this law to be exercised methodically, and smooth through the rank and file. However sir the bill congress passed and you signed into law is the law of the land now. The Pentagon and military have had ample time. Let the court decision stand Mr. President.

    July 15, 2011 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  4. J.V.hodgson

    Who do our religious bigots think they are kidding and why is Obama backing off Which I dont think he is He might be saying he'll go to the next higher court to get his preferred date.
    I have lot thru my business career of international friends and without putting to fine apoint on it they are All in mocking mode of America.
    The reason they almost all of them male of female , say DADT is ajoke because in thier lives in 95-98% of cases they knew damn well (Admittedly Guessing but right more than wrong) who was a a male or female Homosexual and transvestite even easier to figure
    C'mon How does DADT ever ensure No Homosexuals are in the Military, it does not, and not asking telling is only avoiding people the simple way of proving what they already suspect and I suspect the suspicion is more damaging to Morale than having it openly confirmed.
    I have told Gay people that I know, OK we are good and close friends, but it can only stay that way if both of us keep our sexual procliviites as a boundsay line we never act upon but can occasionally discuss between the two of us only, but the boundary here is not every time we meet. or even more than during 50 % of our meets.
    Its a personal matter, and if some in our military want a tighter personal boundary arrangement speak it out openly. Just because I dont agree on eveything with someone does not mean they are automatically outside my Friendship boundary.


    July 15, 2011 06:33 am at 6:33 am |