Virginia Phillips

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White House Calls on Court to Keep 'Don't Ask'

Military-wide injunction 'untenable,' government argues

(Newser) - The Obama administration says it's still committed to repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for gay service members, but it doesn't want a judge to immediately halt the program. A federal judge in California declared the policy unconstitutional earlier this month, and the Justice Department has filed... More »

Judge Strikes Down 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

Federal judge declares ban on gays unconstitutional

(Newser) - A federal judge in California has declared the ban on gays serving openly in the military unconstitutional, and said she will issue an order overturning the "don't ask, don't tell" policy nationwide. Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the policy violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gay service... More »

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