Court Sides With Obama on DADT

A federal appeals court temporarily reversed an earlier decision to allow the openly gay into the military Wednesday, siding with the Obama administration’s emergency request to keep the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in place. The decision will allow the Pentagon to continue enforcing the rule at least until Monday—the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments then about possibly keeping the stay in place until February. The stay was issued after military recruiting stations began to see what the long-term consequences of the decision were—and even this temporary of a stay could mean the government will go back to the rule. Dan Woods, the lawyer for the Log Cabin Republicans who brought the legal challenge, said this is only a “minor setback” and added “we didn’t come this far to quit now.” The military and the Obama administration have argued that a change in policy made too quickly will be catastrophic.