On July 6, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals passed a decision that would bar the enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT). This decision will reinstate the injunction made in October 2010 by Judge Virginia Phillips.
Now, DADT can’t be enforced unless it is appealed by the federal government and granted a stay of order from either the Supreme Court or the Ninth Circuit.
“If the government appeals this ruling and is successful, service members could be discharged once again,” Aubrey Sarvis, Service Members Legal Defense Network executive director, said in a statement.
On Friday, the Pentagon instructed the military to stop removing personnel who are gay and begin accepting applications from homosexual recruits.