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Friday, July 06, 2012

Federal appeals court ordered immediate end to enforcement of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'
Cody Harding at 12:00 AM ET

On July 6, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered an immediate end to enforcement of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," (DADT) by lifting a stay in Log Cabin Republicans v. US. DADT prevented gays and lesbians from serving openly in the armed forces. The Ninth Circuit denied a US government motion for the court to suspend the government's appeal of a US District Court of the Central District of California injunction, requiring the military to end enforcement of DADT. The government wished to place the appeal on hold, in light of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, because the appeal would interfere with the Act's DADT repeal schedule. On September 20, 2011, the repeal went into effect.



Read an overview of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in Features.




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