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 policy, which prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military, was lifted for eight days in October after U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that it is unconstitutional. The Obama administration asked the appeals court to reinstate the ban until it could hear arguments on the broader constitutional issues next year.
Just so you know. Also, Cindy McCain is not impressed with all this:
Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, is speaking out against the ban on gays serving openly in the military while her husband is working to maintain it.
In a celebrity-filled anti-bullying video, Mrs. McCain says “government treats the (gay) community like second-class citizens” and gives permission to bullies by continuing policies that discriminate. Mrs. McCain says religious and political leaders tell young gays and lesbians “that they have no future.”