Will Obama Seek Appeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Ruling?

Gay-rights advocate are cheering Tuesday's decision by a centralized judge in traditional Riverside, Calif., to order an instant end to the military's favoritism against gay service men and women.

The Justice Department has not yet said whether it will petition the order, which applies to the U.S.

Military worldwide, but already many factions are calling on President Obama to let the ruling stand. Once again, the President finds himself outflanked by activists, this time the Republican gay-rights activists who sued to stop the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and who keep winning in federal court even as Obama struggles to keep his promise to end favoritism against gays.

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