Obama admin: Reinstate gay ban
SAN FRANCISCO – The Obama administration asked a federal appeals court yesterday to let the Pentagon reinstate its ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military while it appeals a lower-court ruling that struck down the policy. The request for an emergency stay was filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips ruled in September that the military’s policy infringes on the constitutional free-speech and due-process rights of gay men and women in uniform.