Constitutional Law

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy Remains in Force During Appeal of Ruling Striking It Down


The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to leave in place the American military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning service members with a same-sex orientation, while an appeal of a lower court ruling striking the policy as unconstitutional is ongoing.

The ruling was unanimous; however, Justice Elena Kagan didn’t participate in the decision, SCOTUSBlog reported

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to decide at some point next year whether a federal judge in California erred by declaring the policy unconstitutional.

Hat tip: San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

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