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Supreme Court allows DADT to remain in place during appeal

The Associated Press is reporting that the United States Supreme Court blocked a request by the Log Cabin Republicans to suspend the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy while a lower court considers an ongoing legal battle today.

Last month, a federal judge ruled DADT unconstitutional because it violated a soldier’s right to freedom of speech and due process but the policy remains in effect while the lower courts wait to hear an appeal of the ruling.

The Obama administration has been pushing for a repeal of the law, but is defending the lawsuit. Congressional repeal appears less likely in the coming session due to gains made by Republicans in the midterm elections.

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Conflicting statements on military’s DADT over weekend

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday he would like to see the military’s anti-gay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy repealed, according to the Associated Press. Gates was in Australia over the weekend and made the comments then.

The recent midterm elections, in which the Republicans gained control of the U.S. House and made strides in the Senate, appear to make congressional repeal less likely in the next legislative session.

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The hypocrisy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Well everyone is all in a twitter because it looks like the day of the homosexual not being able to serve in the military is coming to an end.

Those who are on the political and religious right have gotten especially hysterical over this fact.  Here is a pretty good representation of their thought process: