DOJ Asks For Emergency Stay Of Court Injunction Barring Enforcement Of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

“The Department of Justice has requested a short-term emergency stay from the 9th Circuit Court, which last week lifted its stay of an injunction halting enforcement of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ law barring gay and lesbian military personnel from open service,” the Washington Blade reports. Yesterday, Pentagon officials hinted that the administration may be close to certifying repeal of the policy since “all of the services and combatant commands have provided their input to the Defense Department” in advance of lifting the ban.