Federal Court Orders Immediate End To "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Enforcement

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco this afternoon ordered the government to immediately stop enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule barring gays from the military, the Associated Press reports.

Congress repealed the ban during a lame-duck session in December, though it remains on the books while the military prepares for the change in policy.

It is unclear what immediate effect the court’s ruling will have on the process of lifting the ban, AP reports.

More details to come…

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