Or maybe it's a double-psych; the Federal appeals court that had repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell got an emergency request from Mr. Obama's administration to put it back, and did -- but added the service can't do any investigation, penalties or discharges under the rule (why, yes, it's the Ninth Circus; why do you ask?).
I guess that means that while it is (again) not okay to be openly homosexual in the military, they can't do 'em any official harm; which sounds to me like a recipe for unofficial trouble.
Once again, the Feds have taken a situation that was going to be, at best, very uncomfortable no matter how it worked out, and found a whole new way to make it worse. Yeah, way to go.
STANCOR 10P TRANSMITTER: UPDATE 12
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