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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Gay Military Ban For Now
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue. The court did not comment in denying a request... Read More

Judge: Military's Ban On Gays Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More

Court: 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Will Stay In Place
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy is back in place for the time being, with one major caveat: the government is not allowed to investigate, penalize or discharge anyone who is openly gay. A San Francisco... Read More

9th Circuit Orders Government To State Position On 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted on 14 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) A federal appeals court that has called for the immediate halt of the military's ban on openly gay troops issued an order Monday requiring the U.S. government to state whether it will continue to defend the constitutionality of the... Read More

ACLU Challenging Half-Pay For Discharged Gays
Posted on 12 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government on behalf of a gay former Air Force sergeant denied full separation pay after he was forced out under the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More

Feds Object To 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Injunction
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops. Calling the possible move "untenable... Read More

Appeals Court Keeps Military's Gay Policy For Now
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal appeals court has frozen a judge's order halting the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, even as the Pentagon has announced it will accept openly gay recruits. A three-judge panel of the... Read More

U.S. Seeks Delay In 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling
Posted on 17 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Justice Department asked a federal judge Thursday to allow the military's "don't ask, don't tell' policy to continue while it appeals her order to end the ban on gays serving openly. The government's court... Read More

Idaho Aviator Sues To Block 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho - (AP) A gay rights group wants a federal court in Idaho to block the U.S. Air Force from discharging an aviator under the "don't ask, don't tell" law that bars openly gay and lesbian military members from service. Servicemembers... Read More