Feds ask court to dismiss ’don’t ask’ lawsuit:
Even as federal officials laud the end of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops, Justice Department lawyers are trying to dissuade a federal appeals court from deciding if the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was unconstitutional.
They filed a motion Tuesday asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to vacate a lower court ruling last September that found the ban violated the civil rights of gay service members.
The gay political group Log Cabin Republicans, which brought the case, wants the appeals court to address the ban’s constitutional implications.
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