‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Remains in Force During Appeal of Ruling Striking It Down
Posted Nov 12, 2010 2:48 PM CST
By Martha Neil
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