US wants stay of gay ruling

2010-10-20 23:15

Washington - The Obama administration has asked a US appeals court to immediately suspend a judge's ruling that overturned the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays.

The administration says it wants the US Court of Appeals in San Francisco to take action on Wednesday while the federal government prepares its appeal of the ruling against "don't ask, don't tell".

President Barack Obama has said he supports getting rid of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, but the justice department also typically defends acts of congress in the courts.