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Supreme Court Keeps 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' in Effect

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court issued an order Friday denying a request from a gay rights group to ban the implementation of "don't ask, don't tell."

In October, District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ruled the policy -- which bans openly gay troops from serving in the military -- was unconstitutional, and she issued a worldwide injunction blocking its enforcement.

An appeals court later overturned the injunction, deciding the policy could remain in effect while the government appealed the merits of the case.

Friday’s order from the Supreme Court is a victory for the Obama administration. The president has said he believes the policy should be repealed by Congress and not the courts.

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