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Administration expected to appeal 'don't ask' ruling

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Glenn Kessler and Ed O'Keefe:

The effort to repeal the law barring gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military is nearing a chaotic endgame involving fast-moving courts, a slow-moving military, a lame-duck Congress and an administration increasingly caught in the middle.
When the dust settles by the end of the year, the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy could be history - or it could remain on the books, with a new right-leaning Congress disinclined to do anything about it.
The Obama administration, which is seeking a repeal of the law, nevertheless is expected to appeal a ruling by a California federal judge who declared the policy unconstitutional. The administration is also expected to seek a stay of the judge's injunction Tuesday ordering the military to immediately stop enforcing the ban worldwide.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | October 14, 2010; 8:30 AM ET
Categories:  Administration, From The Pages of The Post, Military  
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THIS IS IT! If President Obama appeals this decision I am registering Republican and VOTING HIM OUT!! I actually did this once before...I voted for Reagan because of Carter's failure to help Iranian immigrants...I WILL DO IT AGAIN...I am Gay, I am married, my taxes pay this man's salary and gives him the power he WILL NOT USE. I'M DONE WITH HIM!

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