"Don't ask, don't tell" law is struck down and now the military will accept openly gay recruits, at least for now.
Military to accept openly gay recruits
Openly gay recruits can now join the military as a result of a federal court ruling striking down the "don't ask, don't tell" law, but they are being warned that they can still be discharged if the ruling is overturned.
Cynthia Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said the suspension of "don't ask, don't tell" is in response to the Oct. 12 decision of a central California federal judge that ruled the law implemented under President Clinton in 1993 was unconstitutional.
The judge, Virginia Phillips, on Tuesday denied a government request to delay her order, the Associated Press reported. The Justice Department said the Obama administration will appeal to the appellate court in San Francisco.