Court Gives Pentagon Go-Ahead on Clinton's `Don't Ask' Gay Policy
Compiled From News Services, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
President Bill Clinton's compromise policy on gays in the armed forces can go into effect while its constitutionality is being challenged, the Supreme Court decided Friday.
In a one-paragraph order, the justices suspended a Los Angeles judge's sweeping, nationwide ban on all discrimination against homosexuals in military service.
The Pentagon had requested the suspension, arguing that U.S. District Judge Terry Hatter Jr. had exceeded his authority and that the ban interfered with military management and discipline.
The decision allows the Pentagon to introduce a new presidential policy that has been dubbed "don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue." The policy, …
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