‘Don’t Ask’ Opponents Request Accelerated Hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A gay rights group is asking a federal appeals court to speed up its timeline for considering whether a judge was right to strike down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

The government is appealing a San Diego-based judge’s ruling in August that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gay service members is unconstitutional.

Courts have allowed the policy to remain in effect during the appeals process.

On Friday, Log Cabin Republicans filed a motion with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an expedited schedule. It would put the case on track for oral arguments in April.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration is pushing the Senate to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” on its own next month.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • davidca

    simple really. if you don’t want to serve with open lgbt types then don’t volunteer for military service. if you are already in the military, then ask for some kind of special honorable discharge since you didn’t volunteer to serve with lgbt types. those who don’t want to serve with lgbt types should be allowed to leave the service upon the repeal of dadt policy.

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