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Supreme Court Keeps "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Alive

The Supreme Court today rejected a challenge to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton established the policy as a compromise after strong resistance from the military and Congress toward allowing gays to serve openly in the armed forces.

...During last year's campaign, President Barack Obama indicated he supported the eventual repeal of the policy, but he has made no specific move to do so since taking office in January. Meanwhile, the White House has said it won't stop gays and lesbians from being dismissed from the military.

The Obama Administration sided with the military in this case: [More...]

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