October 20, 2010

Commentary: Why is Obama delaying inevitable 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal?

It’s not hard to understand why the Obama Administration went to court Thursday seeking a stay of a federal injunction barring the military from enforcing “don’t ask don’t tell.” It could have allowed the injunction to stand, effectively killing this misbegotten, Clinton-era compromise under which gay service personnel are required to hide their identities in order to serve. But the Justice Department is usually duty-bound to defend laws duly enacted by Congress — even those with which the president disagrees.

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