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to Obama: Stop Enforcing DADT

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An editorial in The New York Timescalls on President Barack Obama to halt the enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy while the administration awaits action in Congress.

The editorial, published Friday, notes the recent decision from Judge Virginia Phillips that found the policy unconstitutional. Last week's ruling was one of three this summer, including rulings in California and Massachusetts pertaining to marriage equality, that reinforced gay rights.

"Meanwhile, the prohibition remains on the books, endangering the careers of men and women in the military at a time of war," writes the Times. "While the administration waits for Congress to repeal the statute, it should halt enforcement of 'don't ask, don't tell.'"

Read the editorial here.

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