US court halts gay military ban

BBC News

A US appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to stop enforcing the ban on allowing gay men and women serving openly in the military.

The Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a previous ruling which allowed the government to continue enforcing the "don’t ask, don’t tell" law (DADT).

President Barack Obama has repealed DADT, allowing gay military members to be open about their sexuality.

But the law is still being enforced while the Pentagon drafts new rules.

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