Today, the Supreme Court allowed the Pentagon to continue preventing openly gay people from serving in the military while a federal appeals court reviews the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
The court did not comment in denying a request from the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay rights group, to step into the ongoing federal court review of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” The Obama administration urged the high court not to get involved at this point.
“Log Cabin Republicans are disappointed that the Supreme Court decided to maintain the status quo with regards to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell,’ but we are not surprised,” said R. Clarke Cooper, the group’s executive director. “We are committed to pursuing every avenue in the fight against this failed and unconstitutional policy.”
President Obama has said he will encourage lawmakers to repeal the law in the lame-duck session before a new Congress is sworn in.