On January 28, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the government's request to put all appeals related to Log Cabin Republicans v. US on hold. That case challenged the military's controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. In July 2011, the Ninth Circuit lifted a previously granted stay and ordered the immediate end to enforcement of DADT, despite objections from the Obama administration. US President Barack Obama had signed the official repeal of DADT in December 2010 and wanted to avoid legal complications related to the suspension of the law's enforcement. The Ninth Circuit ended the Log Cabin Republicans' legal challenge of the law when they vacated their decision in November 2011 after the repeal took legal effect.
Read comprehensive coverage regarding the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in Features.