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White House weighs appeal of ruling on gays in military

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/10/2010

Anne Gearan and Pete Yost

"WASHINGTON (AP) Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Wednesday of "enormous consequences" for men and women in uniform if a judge's order abruptly allowing gays to serve openly in the military is allowed to stand. "The Obama administration may well ask for a stay of the ruling while it appeals. Justice Department officials worked behind the scenes on their response into Wednesday night with no word on when there would be an announcement. The uncertainty of the next step left gay-rights activists as well as the military in limbo over the status of the "don't ask, don't tell" law. "A day after a federal judge in California ordered the Pentagon to cease enforcing the law, Gates told reporters traveling with him in Europe that repeal should be a question for Congress and only after the Pentagon completes a study of the impact of lifting the ban, which is due Dec. 1." Read on...
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"White House weighs appeal of ruling on gays in military", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2010. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/white-house-weighs-appeal-of-ruling-on-gays-in-military