Oct 14, 2010 3:27 PM by Pete Yost, Julie Watson, Associated Press

Govt to seek stay of gays in military ruling

A lawyer in the case and a person in the government deeply familiar with the discussions say the Obama administration will ask a federal judge to allow the "Don't ask, don't tell" law to continue in force pending an appeal.

Lawyer Dan Woods says his client, Log Cabin Republicans, has been notified the Justice Department will seek a stay in the case later Wednesday.

That word was confirmed by the person in the government knowledgeable about the administration's discussions.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., ordered the military to immediately suspend and discontinue any investigation or other proceeding to dismiss gay service members under the law.


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